Seattle Seawolves Partner with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health on Auction to Benefit Cancer Patient Fund
May 2, 2022 (TUKWILA, WASHINGTON) – The Seattle Seawolves are partnering with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to auction off 2021 Seattle Seawolves match-worn away jerseys. All proceeds will benefit the Seawolves Cancer Patient Fund, a new fund within the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Foundation, which will be used to support patients as they navigate and undergo their cancer treatment at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
Online bidding for the jerseys is now open, with the auction running through Monday, May 9 at 12:00 PM PT at Seawolves.Rugby/Auction. The jerseys are from the 2021 season and will be shipped to the winners immediately following the auction. Bids for each jersey begin at $200 and bidding increments must be $25 or more.
About the Seattle Seawolves
A founding member of Major League Rugby (MLR), the Seattle Seawolves kicked off their inaugural season in 2018 and claimed the first-ever MLR Championship. In 2019 the Seawolves repeated as MLR Champions, making them the first Seattle sports team to win back-to-back titles in their respective league as well as the first Club to do so in MLR history.
The Seattle Seawolves organization strives to develop, cultivate, and expand the sport of rugby in North America while empowering family, tradition, respect, and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. The Seattle Seawolves aim to foster a winning culture by enabling its players, staff, and fans to meet their true potential while pursuing excellence in the Major League Rugby competition. Community outreach is a key pillar of the Seawolves philosophy, and the organization strives to continually help to enrich and give back to the Greater Seattle Area and Pacific Northwest region.
About Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is a world-class health system serving the Puget Sound region of Washington state, offering access to some of the country’s most prestigious experts and hospitals that are internationally recognized for superior quality. Our expansive system builds upon the strength of our more than 300 sites of care, including 11 top-tier hospitals, 18,000 team members and 5,400 employed physicians, advance practice providers (APPs) and community providers to improve the health of our communities. Together, we deliver easily accessible, instantly responsive and digitally connected patient-centric care.
By bringing together the brightest health care minds through Benaroya Research Institute, a global leader in autoimmune disease and immune system research, we deliver the most advanced therapies and technologies for our patients. We are also proud to be the home of Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to addressing health care disparities by caring for the most vulnerable in our communities, including the poor and underserved, providing more than $300 million in community benefit – free, subsidized, and reduced cost health care and programs.
Our award-winning family of hospitals includes St. Anne Hospital, Burien; St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; St. Michael Medical Center, Silverdale and Bremerton; Rehabilitation Hospital, Tacoma; Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle; and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital, Tacoma. Learn more at www.vmfh.org.
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