Gift cards for a year's supply of Top Pot donuts, custom toe socks, stress relief body wash and lotion are among the "favorite things" Seattle Mariners have assembled for the annual Mariners Wives Favorite Things fundraiser to benefit Mariners Care.
Everything from movies to music, snacks and hobbies, along with a trove of autographed items, will be offered for silent bidding on Friday, August 19, during the Mariners vs. Milwaukee Brewers game (gates open at 5:10 p.m.). All the baskets will be on display near Section 128 on the Main Level. Bids will be accepted through the 6th inning.
Among the basket highlights are:
Scott Servais: 12 Top Pot Donuts gift cards, an autographed Pete Carrol football and Green Bay Packers golf balls;
Hisashi Iwakuma: Autographed custom Nike glove, #18 toe socks (the kind Kuma wears when he pitches), autographed baseball and batting gloves and favorite snacks and candy from Japan;
Franklin Gutierrez: Autographed shoes, batting gloves, bat and baseballs, Amazon and iTunes gift cards, a bamboo scented candle and stress relief body wash and lotion;
Leonys Martin: Two autographed game used bats and two caps, one game-worn, Mariners USB travel charger, beach towel, coffee mug and soft-sided cooler;
James Paxton: Lord of the Rings Trilogy DVD, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book, Fremont Interurban IPA, Scattegories game, and PF Chang's and AMC Theaters gift cards;
Robinson Canó: Autographed jersey, All-Star baseball and T-shirt, personalized Skull Candy headphones, $200 New Balance gift card;
Jerry Dipoto: Seinfeld Seasons 1 & 2 and When Harry Met Sally DVDs, Risk board game, gilling accessories, The Essential Bruce Springsteen CD, Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame bobblehead;
Kyle Seager: 2015 and 2016 autographed Kyle Seager bobbleheads, $100 Jak's gift card, autographed game-used cleats and batting gloves, Anderson Valley Co. beer mug;
Mike Zunino: Autographed Nike cleats, bat, baseball and batting gloves, Cheesecake Factory gift card, Rosso di Montalcino 2012 red wine, Nike Power Distance golf balls.
Steve Cishek: Autographed spikes, cap, ball and baseball card, custom #31 guitar picks, The Dark KnightDVD, Xbox One Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, Kong tennis balls;
Tom Wilhelmsen: Custom roasted coffee beans, Mariners golf club covers, autographed jersey and baseball, iTunes and Mariners gift cards.
Proceeds from the auction of the Favorite Things baskets will benefit Mariners Care, the team's nonprofit foundation which supports primarily youth-oriented charities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mariners Care, in partnership with the team's corporate partners, has provided $17 million for regional charitable programs and causes since 2000.