This past Sunday, August 25, I had the pleasure of tagging along with the Seattle Children’s Hospital team for a great day at the ballpark! Jackie and Bender from 106.1’s KISS FM joined forces with the Seattle Mariners to host the second annual “One Big KISS at the Ballpark” which benefited Seattle Children’s Hospital Cancer Research.
I have to say, this one of the best times I’ve had at a ball game. The selected kids from Seattle Children’s Hospital had the opportunity to become honorary Mariners, and got to run out on the bases. Not only that, but every child on the field had a player come out to meet them and sign a baseball! This was also followed up by a visit from our favorite Seattle mascot, the Mariner Moose.
Between all the fun and excitement, the team from Seattle Children’s Hospital had VIP suites for them to munch on hot dogs, pizza and snacks. There were smiles from ear to ear! This would not have come together without the hard working Kathryn Buhler, public relations coordinator, and Kira Haller, program director.
Along with the honorary Mariners, there were other kids being spotlighted as “honorees” in every aspect of the game. From reporters, to photographers, to “ball girl and bat boy”, children were a complete focus in the stadium. Despite the 7-1 loss to the Angels, we couldn’t help but have a good time laughing at patrons who got a pie in the face, awe at the great prizes given out and take a peak at the silent auction hosted by the Cancer Advocacy Network Guild.
A portion of the tickets purchased online from Jackie and Bender KISS FM were donated to One Big KISS For Seattle Children’s Radiothon. Missed out on the game but want to donate? Find out how here.