The annual Mariners Caravan kicked off today with the first of two stops, starting with Dieringer Heights Elementary School in Lake Tapps.
Relief pitcher Danny Farquhar, broadcaster Dave Sims and of course, the most popular guest, the Mariner Moose. Danny, Dave and The Moose were part of a D.R.E.A.M Team assembly, talking to the 500+ kids about staying away from drugs, being respectful to yourself and others, education, attitude and motivation. Charlie Furbush was scheduled to also take part in the first leg of the caravan, but due to travel delays on the East Coast, was not able to make it.
Here are some photos of the first caravan stop. We’ll have another post this afternoon following a trip to the Boys and Girls Club in Gig Harbor.
The 2014 Seattle Mariners Caravan hits the road next week (Tuesday, January 7) with the first stops in Pierce County in Lake Tapps and Gig Harbor. Over a three-week period (January 7-24), the Caravan will make stops in some two dozen communities across the Pacific Northwest from Portland to Vancouver, B.C., Longview to Spokane, and points in between. Note: Many stops along the way will be at schools, hospitals, etc. and not open to the public. See below for the details around our six public appearances.
At various stops on the Caravan, current and former Seattle Mariners players, announcers, and the Mariner Moose host assemblies for elementary school students, Boys & Girls Club members, and free public autograph and photo sessions.
Scheduled to appear on Week 1 are pitchers Danny Farquhar and Charlie Furbush, broadcaster Dave Sims and the Mariner Moose.
In addition to the first day’s stops in Lake Tapps and Gig Harbor, the first week of the Caravan includes Olympia, Tenino, Hillsboro, Oregon, and Longview/Kelso.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the Caravan events via this blog with some fun pictures.
- Lacey – Wednesday, January 8, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
- Longview – Friday, January 10, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
- Yakima – Monday, January 13, 4:30pm-6:00pm – Details
- Walla Walla – Thurdsay, January 16, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
- Tri-Cities – Friday, January 17, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
- Tukwila – Friday, January 24, 5:00pm-6:00pm – Details
The Seattle Mariners 2013 Winter Caravan kicked off earlier this week with John Jaso, Mike Carp, Dan Wilson, Dave Sims and the Mariner Moose making stops in Covington, Tacoma and Lacey. Here are some photos captured by team photographer Ben Van Houten.
The annual rite of Winter, the Seattle Mariners Caravan, gets underway on January 9 with stops in South King County, Tacoma and Lacey.
Over a three week period (January 9-25), the Caravan will make stops in 26 Northwest communities from Portland to Vancouver, B.C., Longview to Coeur d’Alene Idaho and points in between.
Along the way, there will be assemblies for elementary school students (seven of them), free public autograph sessions (eight of them), visits to Boys & Girls Clubs (three of time), and visits to hospitals (three of them).
Scheduled to appear on Week 1 are infielder/outfielder Mike Carp and catcher John Jaso, former Mariners catcher and broadcaster Dan Wilson, broadcaster Dave Sims, and the Mariner Moose.
Other Mariners scheduled to appear at Caravan stops include Casper Wells, Charlie Furbush, Lucas Luetge, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen, Mike Blowers and Rick Rizzs.
A schedule of public appearances for the Caravan is available at www.mariners.com/caravan. It will be updated regularly with events and activities.
The offices at Safeco Field are closed today due to the snow in the Puget Sound region. While we are not at our desks, we are still monitoring things from the “home office” and wanted to pass along the following information about today’s scheduled caravan stop in the South Puget Sound region.
Today’s Seattle Mariners Caravan stops in Tacoma and Lacey have been canceled due to the snow. The autograph signing session at Saint Martin’s University this evening will not be rescheduled. We’ll have updates on tomorrow’s planned caravan stops in Centralia and Portland, OR when they become available.