The All-Star Softball Classic shows struggling young people that our community stands with them and will fight for their future. It says to the thousands of King County youth who don’t finish high school and the hundreds who fall into homelessness — that they are needed and valued. It acknowledges that everybody needs a hand in the journey to adulthood, and that we all have a role in helping.
The Seattle Mariners and United Way are assembling two softball teams composed of local celebrities, musicians, Mariners Hall-of-Famers and local philanthropists. Last year’s teams included MLB legends Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner, SeattleSeahawk Jermaine Kearse and ABC’s The Bachelorette stars Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. Held on a weekend afternoon at Safeco Field, the game drew a crowd of more than 6,000. The 2016 All-Star Softball Classic raised $750,000 for United Way’s youth programs!
The 2016 All-Star Softball Classic brought together 5,000 fans, 43 players, and tons of companies and nonprofits. And it was all to support youth. The event raises money to power solutions for homeless youth like shelters, family reunification programs, and life and job skills training. Thank you! See the fun in the #iStandForYouth game day selfies. Learn why we’re fired up about youth homelessness.