The two organizations announced a multi-year partnership on Friday with a new youth development program underway.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, along with the Muckleshoot Casino Resort, are teaming up to positively impact the Pacific Northwest community through baseball, the arts and fundraising, the Mariners. announced Friday.
In partnership, the organizations will work together to support youth development through sport and help vulnerable local communities.
“Indigenous culture permeates the game as a way to strengthen community, foster resilience and promote wellness,” said Junior Maldonado, executive director of gaming operations at Muckleshoot Casino Resort. “These connected values promote our shared identity with the Mariners. . We are grateful for the opportunity to educate fans about the Muckleshoot legacy as the site’s first caretakers. this sector and empowering new generations to dream bigger.”
In areas with limited access to athletic programs, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and Mariners are hosting five baseball and softball camps with coaches who are former college and professional players. The partnership will also yield an after-school baseball and softball youth development program at Muckleshoot Tribal School, for middle school students.
In addition, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe will assist Seattle Foundation’s Comprehensive Recovery Fundhelp meet the critical needs of those hardest hit by the pandemic, and City Center Emergency Service Centeran organization5 that serves homeless and formerly homeless people by providing health and survival services as well as permanent housing.
“This partnership is the result of two organizations coming together who share the same values and beliefs. We’re excited to celebrate the Tribe’s culture and traditions with our fans at T-Mobile Park, and bring enhanced baseball and softball access to more children in the area. us,” said Catie Griggs, Seattle Mariners’ executive president of sales.
Since March, the Muckleshoot Diamond Club at T-Mobile Park has displayed mural installations and Tribal art throughout the space, including hand-painted baseball bats using Coast Salish designs as well as hand-carved canoes and paddles. New dishes created by Muckleshoot Casino Executive Chef Andreas Hartmann and his culinary team feature fried bread, burlap steamed Manila mussels and more.
The Seattle Mariners are hosting a Native American Heritage Night Monday, August 28 when they join the Oakland Athletics. The first 10,000 fans aged 21 and over will receive a limited edition Mariners jersey, created by Muckleshoot Tribal artists. Throughout the night, the Mariners will celebrate Indigenous heritage and culture across the Pacific Northwest.