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From left: Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line president; John W. Stanton, owner of the Mariners; Kevin Mather, president and COO of the Mariners; Mariners Pitcher Felix Hernandez; Seattle Children's patient Mason Nettleton; and Kira Haller, director, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
From left: Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line president; John W. Stanton, owner of the Mariners; Kevin Mather, president and COO of the Mariners; Mariners Pitcher Felix Hernandez; Seattle Children's patient Mason Nettleton; and Kira Haller, director, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at the Seattle Mariners’ home game at Safeco Field. The company made the donation as part of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team and the “K’s for Kids” program that debuted during the 2014 baseball season.

With “K’s for Kids,” for each strikeout (represented as a “K” on a baseball score card) recorded by a Mariners pitcher at Safeco Field throughout the season, a cash donation was made to reach the $25,000 donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ashford was joined on the field during the check presentation by 6-year-old Seattle Children’s patient and cancer survivor Mason Nettleton and his family.

“As Seattle’s Home Town Cruise Line, Holland America Line is proud to make our third ‘K’s for Kids’ donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital through our partnership with the Seattle Mariners,” said Ashford. “It was an exciting baseball season with 1,318 home strikeouts, and we are honored to present a check for $25,000 to a young man as courageous as Mason that will go toward helping other kids like him at Seattle Children’s Hospital.”

Cancer survivor Mason Nettleton with the Mariner Moose and mom Briana, dad Jake and sisters Bailey and Brooklyn.

Cancer survivor Mason Nettleton with the Mariner Moose and mom Briana, dad Jake and sisters Bailey and Brooklyn.

For the past five years, Holland America Line and the Mariners have maintained a partnership that expanded at the beginning the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Seattle’s hometown cruise line became the presenting sponsor of the “Salute to Those Who Serve” program honoring the men and women of the United States military.

In addition, this season the partnership also featured a radio sponsorship and the cruise line continued to sponsor “Get Well Tours” to area hospitals and the annual Fan Appreciation Night where two lucky fans at that game won Holland America Line cruises.

Salute to Those Who Serve Military Program
At 26 Mariners home games this season, the Salute to Those Who Serve program honored some of the men and women of the United States armed forces. During Friday and Sunday games, a member of the military (active, reserve, veteran or retired) was recognized on field for his or her service to our country. Each honoree received four tickets and one parking pass to the game. Holland America Line is the presenting sponsor of the program.

Holland America Line Get Well Tours
Holland America Line is the presenting sponsor of the Seattle Mariners Get Well Tours, visits to area hospitals by Mariners players and the Mariner Moose where children receive photos and autographs and a Holland America Line-branded sports bag filled with Mariners- and baseball-related items such as replica baseballs and a stuffed Moose doll.

Holland America Line Fan Appreciation Night
Holland America Line is the presenting sponsor of the annual Fan Appreciation Night celebration at Safeco Field. Traditionally the final Friday home game of each season, Fan Appreciation Night celebrates the loyalty and support of Mariners fans with prize drawings throughout the game. As part of its sponsorship, Holland America Line provides cruise giveaways at Fan Appreciation Night.

Radio Partnership
This season the collaboration also featured a radio component. Holland America Line sponsored radio broadcasts and stadium billboards at each of the Mariners’ home stands. Throughout the season the Mariners had 13 home stands where they played three to 10 games.

HAL Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Guest Programs Rick Meadows, with (from left) Eddie, who was a patient at Seattle Children's, Isaac, Lucy, Ian and Eva Harper during a ceremony at Safeco Field May 29.
HAL Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Guest Programs Rick Meadows, with (from left) Eddie, who was a patient at Seattle Children's, Isaac, Lucy, Ian and Eva Harper during a ceremony at Safeco Field May 29.

Corporate giving is part of the daily culture at Holland America Line. The company prides itself on doing its part to make a difference all over the world.
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On July 23, 2013 while the Nieuw Amsterdam was visiting Monte Carlo, Monaco, guest relations manager Jody Becker, with the assistance from guest relations assistant Rose Robles, organized the donation of 18 boxes of various items including clothing, books, shoes and toys to the International Charity Organization St. Vincent de Paul Society of Monaco.

Jody Becker, Rose Robles and Joe Reina of Holland America Line presenting boxes to charity

Jody Becker, Rose Robles and Joe Reina of Holland America Line presenting boxes to the charity.

While in St. Lucia earlier this year, Noordam made a generous donation to the “Project Smile” foundation. The donation included proceeds raised from a crew coin collection, clothes, toys, bathrobes, kids bingo cards and giant chocolate bars! Sister Anthonio was also invited on board for lunch with Hotel Director Mark Pells. Here are photos from the handing off.

Noordam donation

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The Volendam made a donation of clothing, shoes and other items, including a guitar to the Komodo Village in Indonesia on December 5th.

It was quite an adventure to get the items there. We first loaded them onto our tender and then transferred them to local boats on the pier. The local boats then took us and the donations around the island to the village.

We donated the boxes to the village and gave them directly to the village chief. We then walked over to the school to donate the guitar. We took a short tour of the village as well. It was quite an eye-opening and rewarding experience for all of us.

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Our donation boxes, loaded and ready to go on the boat.

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During the repositioning cruise to South America, Veendam’s team donated medical supplies, blankets and bathrobes to Guayaquil Villa Hogar Esperanza, a retirement home in Manta, Ecuador.

Here are a couple of photos of the retirement home residents trying out the new walkers, donated by Veendam.

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On Nov. 4th, at the Port of Cartagena, Colombia, Zuiderdam made a large donation to the local non-profit organization Granitos de Paz (Grains of Peace) and Friends for Colombia. With the help of many hands, Zuiderdam was able to donate:

· 7 boxes of hangers
· 1 box of pillow cases
· 21 boxes of bathrobes
· 3 boxes of clothing
· 6 boxes of children’s educational toys and books
· 2 foosball tables

Zuiderdam team with the foosball and box donation

Zuiderdam crew loading up the van.

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On Nov. 4, 2012, Volendam donated some 19 boxes of pillows to a Mataram (Lombok) orphanage. This donation was kindly received by three representatives from the orphanage who were extremely thankful for the donation and said that they would be much appreciated by the children. Volendam plans to make more donations in Komodo Island when we call there on Dec. 5th.

Human Resources Manager Drew Howell with Israh, manager at the orphanage.

Human Resources Manager Drew Howell with Israh, manager at the orphanage.

Drew Howell is Volendam’s human resources manager.

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