Edgar Will Throw Tonight’s Ceremonial First Pitch
Mariners legend Edgar Martinez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday’s game against the Dodgers. It’s part of the continuation of the team’s 35th Anniversary celebration.
Edgar was already planning to be at the ballpark for a fundraiser for his foundation, The Martinez Foundation. A portion of the cost of each ticket purchased through an exclusive online offer benefits the Foundation.
Felix Hernandez got into the act purchasing 100 tickets through the special offer that he donated to the South Park Community Center. This is the third year Felix has helped The Martinez Foundation and donated the tickets to benefit local children.
The Martinez Foundation was created by Edgar and Holli in 2008 to provide teaching scholarships and support programs to future teachers of color in Washington State. The Martinez Foundation’s mission is to prepare and support diverse and highly-qualified teachers who will raise expectations, accelerate learning and close the achievement gap.
If you’d like to learn more about the good work Edgar and Holli are doing through The Martinez Foundation log onto www.themartinezfoundation.org.