Seeking a Foster Youth to Throw First Pitch at Mariners’ We Are Family Day!

December 23, 2019
We Are Family Day first pitch

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is seeking a youth in kinship care to throw out the ceremonial first pitch during the 2020 We Are Family Day Mariners ballgame at T-Mobile Park.

To be eligible, the youth must be in a kinship care placement or have achieved permanency (adoption or guardianship) with their kinship caregiver during the past twelve months.  Kinship care includes relatives and suitable others who are licensed or unlicensed.  No baseball expertise and experience is required; however, the identified youth does need to be prepared to stand in front of a full stadium and throw the first pitch. 

If you know a youth in kinship care that would like to be considered to throw the Mariners’ first pitch in honor of We Are Family Day, contact Codie Veitenheimer at 360-701-9100;  Codie will be accepting nominations until Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

We Are Family Day has been scheduled for May 3, 2020. Additional details regarding the event will be sent at a later date. Tickets for the game are available now at: