Mariners raising money for Japan
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP)
The Seattle Mariners are dedicating their first six home games of the upcoming season to raising money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.
The club will make a donation to the Red Cross that matches all contributions from front office employees and fans during the homestand against Cleveland and Toronto April 8-13 at Safeco Field.The Mariners guaranteed a donation of $100,000 from the club's charitable arm, Mariners Care.
Also, Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan, the parent company of Nintendo of America, Inc., the majority owner of the Mariners, is donating $3.7 million to disaster relief.
The Mariners have strong ties to Japan through their ownership and business partnerships, star Ichiro Suzuki and a large fan base in Japan.