Hometown Cruise Line gives back to the community with the Seattle Mariners
Wash., Oct. 6, 2017 — Holland America Line Vice President, Public Relations,
Sally Andrews presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children's Hospital's
Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Seattle Mariners' home
game at Safeco Field. The company made the donation as part of its partnership
with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team and the K's for
Kids program that debuted during the 2014 baseball season.
K's for Kids, for each strikeout (represented as a "K" on a baseball score
card) recorded by a Mariners pitcher at Safeco Field throughout the season, a
cash donation was made to reach the $25,000 donation to Seattle Children's
Hospital. Andrews was joined on the field during the check presentation by 15-year-old Seattle Children's patient and cancer survivor Annalise Haines.
year puts our total donation to Seattle Children's Hospital through K's for
Kids since we began the program at $100,000, and we couldn't be more proud to
partner with an organization like the Seattle Mariners to make this program
such a success," said Orlando Ashford, president, Holland America Line.
"Presenting the $25,000 check to a courageous superhero like Annalise on behalf
of Seattle Children's is an honor, knowing that it will go toward helping many
other kids in need."
the past six years, Holland America Line and the Mariners have enjoyed a
partnership that goes beyond the K's for Kids donation. In addition, Seattle's
Hometown Cruise Line is the presenting sponsor of the Salute to Those Who Serve
program honoring the men and women of the United States military. As well, the
line sponsors Get Well Tours to area hospitals and the annual Fan Appreciation
Night where two lucky fans at that game win Holland America Line cruises.
to Those Who Serve Military Program
At 26 Mariners home games this season, the Salute to Those Who
Serve program honored some of the men and women of the United States armed
forces. During Friday and Sunday games, a member of the military (active,
reserve, veteran or retired) was recognized on field for his or her service to
our country. Each honoree received four tickets and one parking pass to the game.
Holland America Line is the presenting sponsor of the program.
America Line Get Well Tours
America Line is the presenting sponsor of the Seattle Mariners Get Well Tours,
visits to area hospitals by Mariners players and the Mariner Moose where
children receive photos and autographs and a Holland America Line-branded
sports bag filled with Mariners- and baseball-related items such as replica
baseballs and a stuffed Moose doll.
America Line Fan Appreciation Night
America Line is the presenting sponsor of the annual Fan Appreciation Night
celebration at Safeco Field. Traditionally the final Friday home game of
each season, Fan Appreciation Night celebrates the loyalty and support of
Mariners fans with prize drawings throughout the game. As part of its
sponsorship, Holland America Line provides two cruise giveaways at Fan
For more information, contact
a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL
(1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500
cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies
around the world. From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's
cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica
explorations, South America circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic
Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular
sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda,
Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed ms Koningsdam in 2016 and
has a second Pinnacle-class ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in December
2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, due for delivery in 2021, recently was
The company is
undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position as the
leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives
and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion
and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through an exclusive
partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an America's Test Kitchen show;
at Explorations Café presented by The New York Times; and by taking a Digital
Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at
venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues
Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with
menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary
Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our