Mariners donate $100K to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, pledge to match fan donations at upcoming games
Sep 1, 2017, 9:18 AM
The Seattle Mariners announced Thursday a donation of $100,000 to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition, the team announced it will match fan donations at Safeco Field on Sept. 1 and 6, up to $25,000 per game.
“Houston, we have your back,” read a Tweet from the Mariners.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto told 710 ESPN Seattle that he appreciates the gesture from ownership, and says it highlights the importance of reaching out to people outside of your own community.
“It speaks to the generosity of our ownership group and how important it is to be involved in your community,” Dipoto said. “And not just in the greater Seattle area, but nationwide. It’s a shame to watch this and to see now upwards of 20,000 people displaced and being rescued in boats from their homes, it’s kind of stunning, and obviously wouldn’t wish it on anybody.”
Fans who won’t be able to make it to the games can donate to the Red Cross at RedCross.org, by phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS, and by texting the word HARVEY to 90999 (a $10 charge will be added to your phone service provider’s bill).