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HAL expands Seattle Mariners partnership to salute veterans

HAL expands Seattle Mariners partnership to salute veterans
Through an expanded partnership with the Seattle Mariners, Seattle’s hometown cruise line is now the presenting sponsor of the 'Salute to Those Who Serve' on-field recognition program honoring men and women of the US military.

And, for the third season in a row, each strikeout thrown by a Seattle Mariners pitcher during a home game earns a donation from Holland America Line to Seattle Children’s Hospital under the 'Holland America Line K’s for Kids' program.

'Holland America Line is proud of our ongoing partnership with the Seattle Mariners, and this season we’ve increased our support of their community outreach programs,' HAL president Orlando Ashford said. 'Our two organizations share a like-minded commitment to giving back in the region, and together we can continue to make a difference in our community.'

In a new component, 'Salute to Those Who Serve,' at 26 Mariners home games this season, a member of the military will be recognized on field. Each honoree will receive four tickets and one parking pass to the game.

For the past six years the HAL-Mariners partnership has included corporate sponsorship and community programs. The cruise line will continue to sponsor Get Well Tours with visits to area hospitals by Mariners players and 'K’s for Kids' benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. In 2015, under 'K’s for Kids,' Ashford recognized the Mariners' strikeouts at home by presenting a check to the hospital for $25,000 on Fan Appreciation Night.