Hometown Cruise Line and Seattle's Major League Baseball team
Seattle, Wash., March 29, 2018 — To celebrate tonight's home opener
at Safeco Field, Holland America Line is announcing the continuation of its partnership
with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team through the 2018 season.
As a primary component of the partnership, Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line is
the presenting sponsor of the Salute to Those Who Serve on-field recognition
program honoring men and women of the United States military.
Additionally, for the fifth consecutive season each
strikeout thrown by a Seattle Mariners pitcher during a home game earns a
donation from the cruise line to Seattle Children's Hospital Uncompensated Care
Fund under the Holland America Line K's for Kids program. To date, Holland
America Line has donated more than $100,000 to Seattle Children's Hospital
Uncompensated Care Fund through the program.
Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line we value partners who share our commitment to
being a good corporate citizen and giving back, and together with the Seattle
Mariners we have positively affected many different areas of the community,"
said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "It's been a grand
slam relationship with the Mariners, and we're excited for another season of
working together on and off the field."
For the past
eight years, Holland America Line and the Mariners have maintained a
partnership that in
addition to a corporate sponsorship has included community-based
programs. The cruise line will continue to sponsor Get Well Tours with
visits to area hospitals by Mariners players as well as K's for Kids
and the Salute to Those Who Serve recognition events.
America Line K's for Kids Donation Program
the Holland America Line K's for Kids program, for each strikeout recorded by a
Mariners pitcher at a home game throughout the
season, the cruise line will make a cash donation to Seattle Children's
Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund. In 2017, the cruise line recognized the
Mariners strikeouts by presenting a check to
Seattle Children's Hospital for $25,000 on Fan Appreciation Night.
Salute to Those Who Serve Military Program
At 26 Mariners home games this season, the Salute to Those Who
Serve program will honor some of the men and women from various
branches of the United States military. During Friday
and Sunday games, a member of the military (active, reserve, veteran or
retired) is recognized on-field for his or her service to our country. Each
honoree will receive four tickets and one parking pass to the game. Holland
America Line is the presenting sponsor of this program.
Holland America Line Get Well Tours
America Line is the presenting sponsor of the Seattle Mariners Get Well Tours,
which includes visits to area hospitals by Mariners players and the Mariner
Moose. During these visits children receive photos, autographs and a Holland
America Line branded sports bag filled with Mariners- and baseball-related
items such as replica baseballs and a stuffed Moose.
Holland America Line Fan Appreciation Night
America Line also 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 community support by
loyal Mariners fans with prize drawings throughout the game. As part of its
sponsorship, Holland America Line provides cruise giveaways at the F.A.N.
"Holland America Line has been a
tremendous collaborator over the past eight years, making it possible to
support a variety of outreach programs in our community," said Joe Chard, vice
president corporate business and community relations for the Seattle Mariners.
"As Seattle's Major League Baseball team, we look forward to spending another
season partnering with Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line to make a positive impact
Holland America Line also is the presenting sponsor of
the seventh-inning stretch, as well as the named sponsor for the Seattle
Mariners team poster giveaway and of each of the 10 home stands on radio
broadcasts and stadium billboards. Attendees can look for Holland America Line
signage in Power Alley and on the video board during Fan Grams.
For more information about Holland America Line,
consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
Editor's note: Photos and videos
of the 2017 Salute
to Those Who Serve program are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/yjhmecgu.
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About Holland America
Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
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 Koningsdam in 2016 and
has a second Pinnacle-class ship, 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