Mariners Offer Tix Deal to Help The Center for Wooden Boats

Seattle Mariners Offer Reduced Price Tickets to Support The Center for Wooden Boats Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boats…Wooden Bats. Coincidence? We think not.

 

Seattle, WA [April 27, 2012]   The Center for Wooden Boats is pleased to team up with the Seattle Mariners and offer fans the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field the evening of Monday July 2nd for a special reduced price of only $15 (normally $20).  And for every ticket sold though this online offer, the Seattle Mariners will make a $7 donation to CWB to support its efforts to preserve the Northwest’s Maritime heritage, and pass it on to future generations.

 Tickets can be purchased online today at a special website:  mariners.com/cwb

The 36th Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival will run from Saturday, June 30th, through Wednesday the 4th of July. “What could be more fun on the Monday during our festival than to come down and spend a day looking at the boats and enjoying Lake Union Park, and then hopping the trolley and light rail down to Safeco Field to enjoy a ballgame,” said Betsy Davis, Executive Director of The Center for Wooden Boats. “This festival is fun for the entire family, and capping a day of wooden boats, with an evening of wooden bats just makes sense in a Seattle sort of way.”

 

“Every 4th of July since we started playing baseball in Seattle CWB has been holding the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival and we thought it just made sense for the team to help support the museum with this special online offer, said Bob Hellinger, Director of Group Business Development for the Seattle Mariners.

 

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“We have always focused on making summer in Seattle special with the crack of the wooden bat.  And we know that the programs at The Center for Wooden boats make Seattle special all year round, and deserve support by the entire community.”

 

To take advantage of this special offer fans of wooden boats and wooden bats just need to log on the baseball club’s online ordering systems at www.mariners.com/CWB and buy as many tickets as they need.  The Mariners will handle everything else, and make a donation to the museum for every ticket sold.

 

“You can bring your family, your friends, your co-workers, and every ticket you buy will help The Center for Wooden Boats continue programs such as its Cast Off!, free Sunday public sails on Lake Union, youth sailing lessons, and boatbuilding classes, “said the Mariners Hellinger.

 

The FREE public Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival this year opens this year one Saturday June 30th and run to Wednesday the 4th of July.  The special Mariner Night at the Mariners event happens after the festival closes for the day on Monday July 2nd.  

 

During the festival visitors will be able to enjoy dozens of historic sailing and rowing vessels from the CWB collection, and many historic private vessels brought to the show by their proud owners.  Festival attendees can explore the many styles of boatbuilding in the Northwest, ranging from modern skiffs and cedar strip kayaks to traditional Native-American cedar canoe.   Activities for the kids include Toy Boat Building, Storytime aboard the historic tug boat Arthur Foss. Kids will also be able to build a kite and fly it from the festival grounds, and sail model boats in the park’s boat pond.  Local  music talent will be featured on the festival stage and patrons will enjoy food and a beer garden run by Jillian’s Billiards where people will be able to wet their whistle while they play nautical trivia.  

 

You can find information about the festival on www.cwb.org , but before you go there….go buy you tickets to Mariners Night at the Mariners on July 2nd.  Tickets can be purchased today at www.mariners.com/CWB

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