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Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez and Grammy-winning recording artist Macklemore teamed up at Safeco Field to surprise a group of students from Bellevue’s Highland Middle School and launch an anti-bullying campaign.
The students gathered at the ballpark for what they thought was a public service announcement taping with the Mariner Moose. The students were in for more than a little surprise when the Moose was suddenly recast with the two Seattle superstars.
Felix and Macklemore are two individuals who are not afraid to stand up, stand out and celebrate their individuality. In the PSA, they ask students to “be kind, stay positive, and support each other,” and to sign an anti-bullying pledge. The PSA ends with the line, “Together, we can change the game.” The 30-second PSA will be distributed to radio and TV stations throughout Western Washington.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe at their school. I hope kids will hear our message and treat each other with respect and kindness,” said Hernandez.
“It’s an honor to be working with the Mariners and Felix Hernandez to help spread a message of individuality to our area schools. We hope to encourage our youth to feel free to be themselves and to take care of each other along the way,” said Macklemore.
The campaign also consists of an education component for Seattle-area middle schools with posters and activity guides for teachers, as well as online resources at mariners.com/changethegame to provide students, teachers and parents tools to help address the issue of bullying in schools. Parents can help their children complete the activities and take the anti-bullying pledge to be entered into a contest to meet Hernandez and Macklemore prior to the Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees game on Thursday, June 12, which is Macklemore Bobblehead Night at Safeco Field.
Seattle Mariners fans are invited to help celebrate the release of the new album from Seattle hip-hop music duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at a special night at Safeco Field this Friday, August 31. At publication of this blog entry, only a few tickets remain for the event.
The Heist, the first full-length album by the duo will be released on October 9. Fans can get a preview with a special ticket price, a cap, designed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and a meet and greet with the artists. The black cap features the artists’ names and mini Kingdomes, a throw-back to the early days of the Mariners franchise when the team played its home games there. Selections from the new album will be featured in the ballpark during the game.
“This is a dream come true for me, hosting an event at Safeco Field,” said Macklemore. “It is kind of a combination of the grown man in me, and the 12-year-old coming together. I’ve always been a huge Mariners fan, so this is amazing.”
Tickets for this special event are available exclusively online at www.mariners.com/macklemore. Tickets are $15 for View Reserved seats (normally $20). This offer is limited to the first 500 fans. Autographs will be limited to the first 100 fans to claim special vouchers at Section 320 (beginning at 5:10pm). Autographs will be limited to one per person.
Macklemore, who grew up in Seattle and graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, came to widespread attention of sports fans when he released a tribute to the late Dave Niehaus called My Oh My in December 2010. He and producer Ryan Lewis performed the song at Safeco Field on Opening Night 2011. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have performed at Bumbershoot, Sasquatch Music Festival and have toured North America and the U.K.