Starbucks and Mariners announce multi-year partnership, using resources to give back to community

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SEATTLE — Starbucks and the Seattle Mariners announced a multi-year partnership on Thursday.

Along with designating Starbucks as the official coffee provider for the team, the two are using their resources to give back to the community, said the Mariners in a news release.

Starting May 22, fans will be able to enjoy a range of Starbucks throughout T-Mobile Park.

“As neighbors in SODO, Starbucks is committed to uplifting the hometown community we serve, elevating the fan experience, and cheering on the team,” said Kyndra Russell, Starbucks’ Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Creating memorable experiences for our customers at the ballpark is at the core of this renewed partnership here in Seattle.”

The partnership is also working to address housing access and food security.

“We’re thrilled to partner with an iconic Seattle brand and bring Starbucks incredible products to our fans,” said Catie Griggs, Seattle Mariners President of Business Operations. “In addition to improving the ballpark experience, our two organizations are looking forward to teaming up together to support nonprofits who are working tirelessly to provide hunger relief and eliminate homelessness in our Pacific Northwest community.”

Six local nonprofits supporting housing access will be able to invite the families they serve to attend a Mariners game with free shuttles, ballpark meal vouchers, and Mariners and Starbucks merchandise, said the Mariners. The partnership will also create and deliver care to the residents of Plymouth Housing.

The Mariners said the two organizations with also host Backpack Brigade’s “Ending Weekend Hunger” volunteer events, as well as host a “Strike Out Hunger Food Drive” at T-Mobile Park.

Starbucks stores will also collect food for Northwest Harvest and will “raise awareness about the work that still needs to be done to help end hunger in the Pacific Northwest,” said the Mariners.

At T-Mobile Park, the Mariners will highlight inspiring stories of kindness seen in the ballpark and in Starbucks stores around the community. The two will also join together on other major moments throughout the season, said the Mariners.

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