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Around the Table: Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, Microsoft

Creating Pathways to Opportunity: In their 2020-2021 Community Impact Report, the Seattle Mariners detail recent investments and participation in a wide range of activities, including a partnership with the Seattle Kraken and Seattle University to improve diversity in sports and entertainment. This year, the Mariners will host their first class of MBA fellows, offering several fellowships for candidates enrolled in SU’s new MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management program.

Advancing Racial Equity: As Microsoft enters the third year of its commitment to its Racial Equity Initiative, the company is celebrating Black entrepreneurs who are helping to make sure each industry looks like America. Read more.

Nominate a Northwest Hero: The Seattle Kraken, One Roof Foundation, and Starbucks have teamed up to create the Kraken Unity Fund, which will honor inspiring individuals doing outstanding work across the Pacific Northwest. A Kraken Unity Fund Honoree will be recognized at each Seattle Kraken regular-season home game during the 2022/23 season. The honoree will select a nonprofit to receive a donation of $32,000. Nominations must be received by August 1 to be considered for the first round of selection. Learn more.

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