Seattle Mariners fans are encouraged to bring new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to Safeco Field on Saturday, June 20, when the Mariners take on the Houston Astros (7:10pm start) for donation to the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club of Seattle.
The equipment drive is part of the project known as the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a cooperative effort by Major League Baseball, individual teams and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The donated equipment and a $5,000 cash grant will be made to the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club.
Volunteers will be outside the gates of Safeco Field beginning at 5pm on June 20, to accept donations of new and gently used gloves, balls, bats, and other baseball and softball equipment. Cash contributions will also be accepted.
The success of this program has grown throughout the years as 95% of MLB teams participate in Equipment Day and continue to support the growth of baseball and softball. To date, over 100,000 pieces of equipment and over $1.6 million in total monetary donations have benefited organizations in need.
The Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club administers the Seattle Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities program which provides the opportunity for boys and girls to play baseball and softball at no charge.