Mariners Care raises over $1,000,000 for Northwest charities in 2014

Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation, and its corporate partners, helped provide $1,006,163 in 2014 for a variety of charitable programs throughout the Northwest. Since 2000, Mariners Care has helped raise $15.8 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 2014, 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 Hospital, United Way, Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program, Northwest Harvest and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Additionally, every Mariners player participated in and supported various community programs and causes.

Mariners Care Highlights

All-Star Celebrity Softball Classic for Homeless Youth

On June 21, 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 second annual event raised $1,000,000.

Cystic Fibrosis Mariners Care Golf Tournament

Over $200,000 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 29th annual golf tournament and auction held on June 26 at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Toys for Kids Dinner and Auction

Rick Rizzs, Dave Henderson, and the Seattle Mariners RBI Club held the 13th annual dinner and auction to benefit Puget Sound area charities serving disadvantaged children and families. The event raised over $200,000.

Refuse To Abuse 5k Run/Walk at Safeco Field

The third annual Refuse To Abuse® 5k Run/Walk, held on July 19 at Safeco Field, raised $107,000 for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Refuse To Abuse® campaign.

Mariners Care Silent Auctions

Held each Saturday home game at Safeco Field, silent auctions of autographed and game-used memorabilia raised $82,591 for Mariners Care. Since the Silent Auctions started in 2000, they have now brought in a total of $1.27 million for Mariners Care.

PACCAR RBI for Literacy

For every Mariners RBI during the 2014 season, PACCAR made a donation to the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. The 2014 program raised $75,000.

Sharebuilder Saves for Kids

For every save recorded by a Mariners pitcher in 2014, Sharebuilder donated $1,000 to Seattle Children's. The Mariners had 51 saves for a total donation of $51,000.

Seattle Mariners "Groundskeeper for a Day" Fundraising Program

This season, $43,918 was raised for Pacific Northwest charities through the "Groundskeeper for a Day" donations offered at various auctions.

ROOT SPORTS - Mariners TeleAuction

ROOT SPORTS and the Mariners teamed up to host an on-line TeleAuction during the June 24 telecast to raise funds for Mariners Care. The fifth year event raised $40,000.

Charity Auction Ticket Donations

In 2014, the Mariners contributed $39,730 in tickets for charity fundraisers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Alaska Airlines Home Runs for Wishes

Alaska Airlines donated 10,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for every Mariners home run and 40,000 miles for every Mariners grand slam to Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington. In 2014, 1,000,000 miles, valued at $27,400, were donated to Make-A-Wish.

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 2014 program raised $25,000.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive

On July 28, 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 $16,000.

Mariners Wives Mystery Bag Fundraiser

Selling mystery bags of baseballs autographed by Mariners players and manager raised $16,000 for Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.

Mariners Wives Favorite Things Auction

A silent auction of baskets filled with the favorite things of Mariners players raised $16,000 to benefit

Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.

Mariners Care Speed Pitch

Located on the Main Concourse in Center Field, all proceeds from the interactive fan game are donated to the Mariners Care Foundation. The season ending total is $12,150.

Mariners Hall of Fame Luncheon

The 2014 Mariners Hall of Fame Luncheon honoring Lou Piniella, held on August 8, raised over $11,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center through a silent auction and table centerpiece sales.

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 the City of Darrington to help with the renovation of their baseball field.

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Mariners Care, The Evergreen State College, and Seattle Central Community College teamed up for the thirteenth annual Jackie Robinson Scholarship Night. Three scholarships were awarded for a total of $8,148.

Mariners Care Garage Sales

Mariners Care Garage Sales held at FanFest and two select 2014 home games, which featured memorabilia from current and past seasons, raised $7,786 for Mariners Care.

The Martinez Foundation Silent Auction

On June 13, the Mariners hosted a silent auction at Safeco Field to benefit The Martinez Foundation which provides underserved populations with educational opportunities. The auction raised $6,340.

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

This annual food drive collected $6,300 in cash donations and 200 pounds of food for Northwest Harvest.

Coors Banquet Double Plays for the Wildland Firefighters Foundation

Coors Banquet donated $100 for every double play turned by the Mariners in July and August to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. The program raised $4,200 to support firefighters and their families.

Mariner Moose Auction Donations

More than $600 has been raised this season for Pacific Northwest charities through Mariner Moose party donations offered at various auctions.