The Mariners scooped up another off-field honor when they were cited by Major League Baseball as this year’s recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.
The award stems from the club’s involvement with the “Refuse To Abuse” program to prevent domestic violence. Mariners Care received a $10,000 grant from MLB for winning the award.
“This is a vital societal issue that impacts the lives of individuals and families in harrowing ways,” commissioner Bud Selig said. “The efforts of the Mariners, who encourage fans to take a public stance against domestic violence, are exemplary.
The philanthropic award came one day after the Mariners were cited as MLB’s “Club Retailer of the Year” for its commitment to driving merchandise sales through creative marketing and merchandising efforts.