In addition to a $2 million gift to support the vaccination program, the Seattle Mariners are partnering with UW Medicine on a community awareness campaign called “This is our shot to strike out COVID-19.”
The campaign features Mariners players, coaches, broadcasters and alumni — including Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez, “Mr. Mariner” Alvin Davis and many more — sharing videotaped messages to encourage widespread participation in COVID-19 vaccinations. Their messages, which are recorded in English, Spanish and Japanese, highlight how vaccines can keep our community safe and begin to restore normalcy to our lives.
“Ensuring that every person is both willing and able to be vaccinated is critical to our community’s ability to end the COVID-19 pandemic,” said John Stanton, Mariners chairman and managing partner. “The Mariners are proud to join UW Medicine to both increase vaccine willingness and reduce the barriers to vaccination in our region.”