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Veteran Appreciation Day @ Seattle Mariners

Join us for the 1st Annual - Veteran Appreciation Day at the Seattle Mariners on Memorial Day - Monday May 27th, 2013.

Veterans of all eras will be recognized, welcomed home and feel the appreciation of their nation during our special pregame activities.  This includes all Active Duty Veterans, all Past Duty Veterans and their families!

This great event is possible through the collaboration of the The Alliance and the Seattle Mariners.  The game is against the San Diego Padres starting at 1:10 pm. 

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Be sure to arrive as the gates open at 11:10 to visit our resource booths and to not miss the pregame Veteran Appreciation activities on field!

To join us for this exciting Veteran Appreciation Event we have arranged special discounted tickets for everyone to enjoy.  We recommend that you bring your friends and family.  

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       * Business owners & civilians - please see notes below the timeline.

 Timeline for Monday- May 27th:

Time Description
~11:10 am Gates open for the game and the event begins
 * Time for gate opening is pending, check back here right before the game!
As gates open Veteran Resource Fair (300 level of stadium)

Visit with service providers and agencies to learn of amazing programs.
  * Resource fair will stay open until around the sixth inning
     (based on traffic to vendor tables)
~12:15 pm Veteran Appreciation Event begins on field
1:10 pm

Mariners vs. San Diego Padres game begins

  * Look for special items throughout the game to honor our Veterans & their families!

 

Business owners that would like to donate tickets to our Veterans and their families, please call Elizabeth McCloskey of the Mariners at (206) 346-4519.   You may either have the tickets to hand-out yourself or they will be handed to the VFFA to give out.   Main focus for tickets with the VFFA will be to our Wounded Warrior Battalion (WTB) on JBLM and local VA Hospitals.

Civilians or concerned citizens that want to honor our Veterans please consider buying tickets and bringing your Veterans to the event as a way of thanking them for their service to our country and for your freedom.  For many of our Veterans, they'll miss the Veteran Appreciation Event unless you take them.

Veteran Organizations/Providers:

Organizations that serve our Veterans, that would like to have a table at the resource fair should send an email to rod.wittmier at na2evs dot org.    Note: There can only be 30 tables.
Closed!   Check-in time for those selected is 10:20am for setup, at lobby of 3rd base gate.

Veteran Service Organizations and providers that would like to be on field as part of the pregame show
should send an email to rod.wittmier at na2evs dot org.    There can only be 15-20 groups on field (total of 80 people).
Closed!   Check-in time for those selected is 11:30am at the lobby of the 3rd base gate.

Please nominate VIP Veterans to be recognized in the pregame show, email contact info and bio to
rod.wittmier at na2evs dot org.   Once approved, arrange for their transporation and escort as needed.  They will be provided a ticket.
Closed!   Check-in time for those selected is 11:30am at the lobby of the 3rd base gate.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FOLLOWING IS THE PAST YEAR - 2012 INFORMATION

Our Veteran Resource Fair at the Seattle Mariners was Friday September 7th, 2012.

This great event was a collaboration of the Veterans Family Fund of America (VFFA), Hire America's Heroes (HAH) and the Seattle Mariners.  The game was in the evening against the Oakland Athletics.

Timeline for Friday - Sept 7th:

Time Description
 8:00 am Career Day at Safeco Field as offered by Hire America's Heroes - FREE
5:15 pm Gates open for the game and the event begins
5:15 pm Veteran Resource Bazaar (above the Bull Pen in sections 182 - 187)

Visit with service providers and agencies to learn of amazing programs.
  * bazaar will stay open until around the sixth inning
7:10 pm

Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics game begins

 
2012 Recent Press for the Mariners:

  Perfect Game for King Felix  Aug 10th
  Felix Hernandes tosses five-hit shutout vs Twins   Aug 27th


 

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