The 2015 Seattle Mariners Caravan hits the road on Tuesday, January 6, with the first stops in Kitsap County in Bremerton and Silverdale, followed by a visit to a Boys & Girls Club in Tacoma.
Over a three-week period (January 6-23), the Caravan will make stops in some two dozen communities across the Pacific Northwest from Portland to Vancouver, B.C., Bremerton to Spokane, and points in between.
At various stops on the Caravan, current and former Seattle Mariners players, announcers, and the Mariner Moose host assemblies for elementary school students, Boys & Girls Club members, and free public autograph and photo sessions.
Scheduled to appear on Week 1 are pitcher Charlie Furbush, broadcaster Rick Rizzs, former Mariners catcher and broadcaster Dave Valle, and the Mariner Moose.
Day 1 stops include:
- D.R.E.A.M. Team assembly for students at Silverdale Elementary School from 2:30-3pm (9100 Dickey Rd. NW, Silverdale)
- Henry T. Schatz Branch Boys & Girls Club from 4:30-5:30pm (3875 S. 66th St., Tacoma)
(These events are not open to the public.)
Left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush was a key player in the Mariners league-leading Bullpen. He was especially effective at Safeco Field where he had an earned run average of 1.82 in 35 games. He ranked second on the team with 20 holds, trailing only Yoervis Medina, who had 21.
In addition to the first day's stops in Bremerton, Silverdale and Tacoma, the first week of the Caravan includes Lacey, Longview, Vancouver and Portland.
A schedule of public appearances for the Caravan is available at www.mariners.com/caravan. It will be updated regularly with events and activities.