Mariners Care raises over $1.2 million for Northwest charities in 2015

Over $17 million raised in past 16 years

Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation, and its corporate partners, helped provide $1,203,520 in 2015 for a variety of charitable programs throughout the Northwest. Since 2000, Mariners Care has helped raise over $17 million to benefit primarily youth-oriented community service programs.

"We take our responsibility to the community very seriously at the Seattle Mariners. I'm proud that Mariners Care, our corporate partners, and our fans have helped make such a positive and lasting impact on our community," said Howard Lincoln, Mariners Chair and CEO.

During 2015, Mariners Care and the Mariners corporate partners supported over 1,500 local organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Seattle Children's, United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program, Northwest Harvest, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Additionally, every Mariners player participated in and supported various community programs and causes.

Mariners Care Highlights for 2015

All-Star Celebrity Softball Classic for Homeless Youth

On June 27, the Mariners and United Way held a celebrity softball game at Safeco Field to benefit homeless youth in King County. Mariners Hall of Famers Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner served as team captains. The third annual event raised $1,400,000.

Toys for Kids Dinner and Auction

Rick Rizzs, Dave Henderson, and the Seattle Mariners RBI Club held the 14th annual dinner and auction to benefit Puget Sound area charities serving disadvantaged children and families. The event raised over $225,000.

Cystic Fibrosis Mariners Care Golf Tournament

Over $210,000 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 30th annual golf tournament and auction held on May 11 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Refuse To Abuse 5k Run/Walk at Safeco Field

The fourth annual Refuse To Abuse 5k Run/Walk, held on July 18 at Safeco Field, raised $130,000 for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Refuse To Abuse campaign.

Peoria Diamond Club Annual Spring Training Charity Game

The annual Spring Training Charity Game between the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres raised $100,000 for local charities in Peoria, AZ, home of the Seattle Mariners Spring Training complex.

Mariners Care Silent Auctions

Held each Saturday home game at Safeco Field, silent auctions of autographed and game-used memorabilia raised $79,236 for Mariners Care. Since the Silent Auctions started in 2000, they have now brought in a total of $1.36 million for Mariners Care.

PACCAR RBI for Literacy

For every Mariners RBI during the 2015 season, PACCAR made a donation to the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. The 2015 program raised $75,000.

Charity Auction Ticket Donations

In 2015, the Mariners contributed $50,960 in tickets for charity fundraisers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Mariners "Groundskeeper for a Day" Fundraising Program

This season, $48,165 was raised for Pacific Northwest charities through the "Groundskeeper for a Day" donations offered at various auctions.

Mariners ROOT SPORTS Tele-Auction

ROOT SPORTS and the Mariners teamed up to host an on-line tele-auction during the June 15 telecast to raise funds for Mariners Care. The fifth year event raised $45,000.

Mariners Care Speed Pitch

Located on the Main Concourse in Center Field, all proceeds from the interactive fan game are donated to Mariners Care. The season ending total is $36,000.

Jack in the Box and Mariners Decals for Seattle Children's

Sales of $1 Mariners window decals at Western Washington Jack in the Box restaurants in July and August raised $35,000 for Seattle Children's Hospital.

Alaska Airlines Home Runs for Wishes

For every home run hit by a Mariners player, Alaska Airlines donated airline miles to Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington. In 2015, 1,000,000 miles, valued at $27,500, were donated to help grant wishes for kids diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

Holland America Line K's for Kids

For every Mariners strikeout recorded by a Mariners pitcher, Holland America Line made a donation to the Seattle Children's Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund. The 2015 program raised $25,000.

Fight Hunger Presented by News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM and Mariners Care

The annual food drive collected $15,438 in cash donations and 1,000 pounds of food for Northwest Harvest.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive

On June 20, Mariners fans and The Baseball Tomorrow Fund teamed up to collect new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. The equipment and cash donations totaled $14,000.

Mariners Wives Favorite Things Auction

A silent auction of baskets filled with the favorite things of Mariners players raised $13,500 to benefit Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.

American Red Cross Collection for Western Wildfires

On August 21, volunteers from the American Red Cross collected $12,500 from Mariners fans at Safeco Field for Western Wildfire relief.

Mariners Wives Mystery Bag Fundraiser

Selling mystery bags of baseballs autographed by Mariners players and manager Lloyd McClendon raised $10,850 for Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.

Mariners Care Garage Sales

Mariners Care Garage Sales held at FanFest and three select 2015 home games, featuring memorabilia from current and past seasons, raised $10,627 for Mariners Care.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Field Maintenance Clinic

The Mariners Grounds Crew and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund teamed up to present a Field Maintenance Clinic where a $10,000 grant was presented to Friends of Baseball to help with the maintenance of the Jefferson High School baseball field in Portland, OR.

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Mariners Care, The Evergreen State College, and Seattle Central Community College teamed up for the fourteenth annual Jackie Robinson Scholarship Night. Three scholarships were awarded for a total of $8,394.

Moneytree Wins for Mariners Care

For every Mariners win, Moneytree made a donation to Mariners Care. The program raised $7,500 in 2015.

The Martinez Foundation Silent Auction

On June 19, the Mariners hosted a silent auction at Safeco Field to benefit The Martinez Foundation which provides underserved populations with educational opportunities. The auction raised $6,500.

Page Ahead Book Drive Presented by PACCAR

On August 25, Mariners Care and PACCAR hosted a book drive at Safeco Field to benefit the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. Participating Mariners fans donated 1,150 books, valued at $5,750.

Coors Banquet Saves for the Wildland Firefighters Foundation

During July and August, Coors Banquet donated $100 for every save recorded by a Mariners pitcher to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. The program raised $1,600 to support firefighters and their families.