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Furbush Nominated for 2015 Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that pitcher Charlie Furbush is the Seattle Mariners 2015 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.

Wednesday, September 16, marks the 14th Annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.

Furbush is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. The award pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others.

During his five years as a member of the Mariners, Furbush has supported charitable organizations and reached out to fans with a year-round commitment to making a difference in the community. In 2014 and 2015, he hosted the annual Mariners Care Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament, which raised over $410,000 for CF research during those two years. Charlie has also participated in the annual Mariners Caravan each January since 2013, delivering positive messages to kids in more than two dozen communities across the Pacific Northwest.

He is also an active supporter of the annual Toys for Kids program that provides holiday gifts for children in hospitals and homeless shelters each December. Furbush has made many visits to area hospitals including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Kadlec Medical Center in the Tri-Cities and Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Beginning Wednesday, fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet by visiting ChevyBaseball.com to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Voting ends on Friday, October 9, and participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2015 World Series, where the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced.

MLB has been honoring players for community services since 1971. In 1973, the award was named after Roberto Clemente, the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Mariners players have received the Clemente Award three times: Harold Reynolds in 1991; Jamie Moyer in 2003; Edgar Martinez in 2004.

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Felix is Mariners Clemente Award Nominee

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Felix Hernandez has been nominated by the Seattle Mariners for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball’s tribute to the Hall of Famer who died in 1972 delivering relief supplies to earth quake victims.

Felix is noted for his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Alaska and Washington. Ove the years, he has helped fulfill the wishes of dozens of children and he helps with fundraising efforts.

 In 2013, Felix fulfilled little Sophia’s wish. He has remained close to her and her family.

In 2013, Felix fulfilled little Sophia’s wish. He has remained close to her and her family.

Felix is also one of the faces of the Mariners unique anti-domestic violence campaign know as Refuse To Abuse®. Along with Michael Saunders and Lloyd McClendon, Felix appears in in television, radio and print public service announcements that emphasize the message of “choose respect” and prevent violence in intimate relationships. The campaign is part of the Mariners 18-year partnership with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Felix regularly visits Seattle Children’s Hospital to help bring a little cheer into the patients’ day.

Felix regularly visits Seattle Children’s Hospital to help bring a little cheer into the patients’ day.

This spring, Felix partnered with Grammy Award-winning Seattle recording artist Macklemore on the #Change the Game anti-bullying campaign that asks students to “be kind, stay positive and support each other,” and to sign an anti-bullying pledge.

Felix is a dog lover and lends his support to the Humane Society of Seattle/King County, a non-profit animal welfare organization. He participated in a public service campaign and has supported fundraising events that assist the variety of Humane Society programs including adoptions, veterinary services, dog training.

 Felix Hernandez is an advocate for the Humane Society for Seattle/King County and appeared in a PSA campaign for the organization.

Felix Hernandez is an advocate for the Humane Society for Seattle/King County and appeared in a PSA campaign for the organization.

Felix is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual Award.  Tomorrow marks the 13th annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees.

The Mariners have produced three Clemente Award winners: Harold Reynolds in 1991, Jamie Moyer in 2003 and Edgar Martinez in 2004.

Beginning tomorrow, fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the national Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Log onto ChevyBaseball.com to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Voting ends on Sunday, October 6, and participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2014 World Series, where the national winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced.

The winner of the fan vote will receive one vote among those cast by the selection panel which includes Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig; MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred; MLB Goodwill Ambassador and wife of Roberto Clemente, Vera Clemente; and representatives from Chevrolet, MLB Network, MLB.com, ESPN, FOX Sports and TBS, among others.

Felix is Mariners Roberto Clemente Award Nominee

As part of the Mariners Get Well Tour, Felix spent some time with patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Felix Hernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball, is also recognized for his leadership off the field.

Felix is the Seattle Mariners 2012 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet.

Beginning today, fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the national award recipient by visiting MLB.com/ClementeAward to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2012 World Series, where the national winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 14th, and the winner of the fan poll will receive one vote among those cast by a selection panel.

Felix Hernandez with students at Seattle’s Bailey Gatzert Elementary School during the annual Mariners D.R.E.A.M. Team assembly for students.

Tonight, before the Mariners take on the Baltimore Orioles, Felix will be honored during a pre-game ceremony. Felix is active with a number of local charities and non-profit organizations including Make-A-Wish, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Esperanza, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Special Olympics of Washington and Humane Society of Seattle/King County.

The distinguished list of past national Roberto Clemente Award recipients includes three former Mariners (Harold Reynolds, Jamie Moyer and Edgar Martinez), as well as 14 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Felix stopped by Seattle Children’s Hospital last month days after his perfect game, to cheer up young patients.

– RH

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