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      Table of Contents
Topic                                    Page
Letter from the AquaSox                  3
AquaSox Community Fund                   4
Players in the Community                 5
Ellis Award                              6
Mascot Appearances                       7
Webbly’s Future Frogs                    8
Silver Sluggers                          9
Hit a Homerun in Reading Program         10
Sno-Isle Libraries Summer Reading        11
Year of the Frog Art Contest             12
Baseball Camp                            13
Five Star All-Stars                      14
Kids Run the Bases                       15
Miracle League Day                       16
Frogstock Jersey Auction                 17
Pink at the Park                         18
Root Beer Float Day                      19
All Scout Night                          20
Fan Appreciation Night                   21
Swing for Kids                           22
In-Kind Donations                        23-25
Contacting AquaSox Community Relations   26

Letter From The AquaSox
In 2009 the AquaSox made a conscious decision to expand our
community outreach and efforts. With the introduction of the Swing
for Kids ticket donation program as well as the AquaSox
Community Fund and several new fundraising endeavors,
thousands of local youth and their families were able to attend an
AquaSox game, and hundreds of local non-profit organizations
were supported.

The AquaSox players, coaches and front office staff are dedicated
to making a positive impact in our local communities. Minor
League Baseball and 7th Inning Stretch make community
involvement a top priority, and our fans, players, corporate
sponsors and staff are all quick to step up to the plate to improve
the quality of life for our neighbors. I am proud of our team for their
more than 150 volunteer hours in the 2009 season, lending
support to many deserving programs.

The AquaSox want to thank everyone throughout Snohomish,
King, Island and Skagit counties who has been a part of our
outreach efforts, and we hope you will continue to join us in
support of the AquaSox Community Fund and our community
relations initiatives.


Tom Backemeyer
Executive Vice-President
Everett AquaSox

AquaSox Community Fund
The Everett AquaSox community fund launched in 2009 to
help fund many community projects, with a focus on
education, youth programming and youth sports.

The Community Fund reflects the AquaSox’ commitment
to use the backdrop of baseball and entertainment to
support our local community. It will also enable local
businesses to make donations in their efforts to support
youth projects in the area.

Money raised by the AquaSox Community Fund will
benefit youth-based charitable endeavors in Snohomish,
Island, Skagit and King Counties, although the fund will not
be limited to this. Most area charitable organizations will
be considered as potential beneficiaries of the fund.

Visit for more information on the
AquaSox Community Fund and community events.

Players in the Community
The AquaSox players and coaching staff were extremely
active in the community during the 2009 season, with visits
to Camp PROV, local libraries, Seattle Children’s Hospital,
the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Start Out Right, a
back to school supply drive. The AquaSox players also
hosted various community events at the ballpark, including
Miracle League Night, Rootbeer Float Day, Military
Appreciation Night, ALS Night, Faith and Family Night and
community baseball camp. The AquaSox players and
coaches spent nearly 150 hours in the community during
the season.

          Ellis Award
In 2009 the AquaSox were awarded the John Ellis
Award by the Seattle Mariners for top overall team
commitment to the community in the Mariners’ farm
system. This was the first year since 1998 that the
AquaSox received the Ellis Award, as the team and
staff were active in community endeavors throughout
the Everett area.

Catcher Brandon Bantz and pitcher Christian Staehely
were honored as the co-individual award winners of
the Ellis Award. Teammates Brandon Bantz, 22, and
Christian Staehely, 23, were each honored for their
individual efforts. Bantz participated in the Summer
Reading Celebration at Mill Creek Library, visited and
signed autographs for patients at Seattle Children's
hospital and spent time meeting with fans at multiple
events at the ballpark including Faith & Family Night,
ALS Night and baseball camp. Staehely also made a
positive influence in the community at multiple
appearances, including a trip to play baseball and
spend time with kids at Camp PROV, a local day
camp for children with special needs and their
siblings, and helping to host a local Challenger
League team's day at the ballpark which included a
special on-field experience after the game.

     Mascot Appearances
Throughout the year Webbly, Frank and Pop Fly stay busy
making appearances all over Western Washington. In 2009
the AquaSox mascots visited more than 50 different events,
including events at local elementary schools, libraries, little
leagues and more! To invite the mascots to your event,
contact the AquaSox today.

Webbly’s Future Frogs Club
For only $10, kids 12 years of age and under could become
members of Webbly’s Future Frogs Club in 2009. Each
member received a free upper box ticket to every Sunday
home game. In addition, club members received an
exclusive membership card, member t-shirt, a free kids
meal and the opportunity to throw out a VIP pitch and run
on to the field with the team before a game. In its first year,
the program had over 250 participants from Everett and the
surrounding communities.

 Silver Sluggers Club
The AquaSox introduced the Silver Sluggers Club in 2009.
For only $10, members ages 60 and older received a
membership card that gave them admittance to all of the
AquaSox Wednesday home games. In addition, members
received an exclusive Silver Sluggers Shirt and
opportunities to throw out a VIP pitch and meet AquaSox
players. The AquaSox also introduced Webster, Webbly’s
grandpa and the official mascot of the Silver Sluggers club
in 2009.

        Hit a Homerun in
        Reading Program
Once again in 2009 the AquaSox and Wells Fargo
partnered with local elementary schools to promote
reading. Over 25,000 students from Snohomish, Island,
King and Skagit counties participated in the month long
Hit a Homerun in Reading program and received
incentives that included a bookmark, a baseball, a free
kids meal at Outback Steakhouse and a ticket to an
AquaSox home game during opening week. Webbly
also made stops at more than twenty participating
schools throughout the spring to celebrate students’
accomplishments and help promote reading.

     Sno-Isle Libraries
     Reading Program
The Sno-Isle Library System is comprised of 21 Libraries
plus Bookmobile, Outreach and Childcare programs serving
more than 757,858 residents in Snohomish and Island
All of the libraries take part in the Sno-Isle summer reading
program. With the help of Safeco Insurance, Fred Meyer,
BECU and US Bank we distributed 24,000 complimentary
vouchers to children who participated in summer reading in
2009. In addition, each library selected one lucky reader to
represent their library with a VIP Pitch on their particular
Library Night.

                  Art Contest
The AquaSox held the first annual AquaSox Art Contest in
2009, inviting fans 14 and under to showcase their artistic
abilities by designing a picture around this year’s theme –
The Year of the Frog. Information regarding the art contest
was distributed at Fan Fest, where there was a table with art
supplies set out for eager participants. Four winners were
chosen, and had their drawing featured in the third edition of
the AquaSox Game Day program during the 2009 season.

AquaSox Baseball Camp
From August 4-6, the AquaSox players and coaches hosted
AquaSox Baseball Camp 2009, presented by Cascade Rehab
Associates & Summit Rehab LLC, for girls and boys ages 7 to
12. Held at Everett Memorial Stadium, the camp gave
participants the chance to get one-on-one training on the
fundamentals of baseball from manager John Tamargo, as
well as AquaSox players and coaches. Campers also received
a camp t-shirt, an AquaSox baseball and tickets to each
AquaSox game the nights of the camp. More than a dozen
players helped coach at the camp, ate lunch with the more
than 80 participants and hosted autograph sessions each day.

US Bank Five Star All-Stars
In 2009 US Bank continued its partnership with the
AquaSox by sponsoring the Five Star All-Star program.
For each home game, a local little league team was
invited out to Everett Memorial Stadium to be a part of
the pregame festivities. Each player received a free
ticket to the game, as well as an AquaSox baseball cap
to wear as they ran out on to the field to stand with
their favorite AquaSox players during the National

       Kids Run the Bases
At 14 different games throughout the season, kids 14 and
under had the chance to run the bases at Everett Memorial
Stadium after the game, just like their favorite AquaSox
players. Kids ran from first around to home, where they
were rewarded with a special prize courtesy of Woodland
Park Zoo. On any given day, hundreds of kids and parents
could be found waiting for their chance to run the bases.

      Miracle League Day
On July 26th the AquaSox hosted Miracle League Day at
Everett Memorial Stadium. Members of local Miracle and
Challenger Leagues, baseball leagues for kids of all ages
with various special needs, came out to the ballpark for a
day full of fun. Before the game, the players and coaches
came on the field to meet the AquaSox, and stood with
the players during the National Anthem. They stayed for
the game, which was also Mascot Mania day, before
getting on the field themselves after the game and each
hitting the ball and running the bases while AquaSox
players cheered them on.

Frogstock Jersey Auction
     for Camp Erin
 On Saturday, August 8th the AquaSox hosted Frogstock,
 a colorful celebration of everything 1960’s and 70’s. As
 part of the festivities, the Frogs wore green and blue tie-
 dyed jerseys which were auctioned off to benefit Camp
 Erin. Camp Erin is a specialized weekend camp for youth
 ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the loss of a loved
 one. Planned activities allow for sharing of feelings and
 concerns, friendship building, and fun. Camp Erin was
 founded by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and
 his wife Karen.

 Over $4,700 was raised for Camp Erin through the
 auction. 150 Upper Box tickets were also donated for the
 Monday, August 10 game for a “Getting To Know Each
 Other” event for the children who would be attending
 Camp Erin in late August. This allowed the children to
 meet the other campers and mentors that they would
 spend time with at the camp. For many of the children
 who attend Camp Erin it is the first time away from their
 families and especially during such a difficult time in their

         Pink at the Park
For the first year, the AquaSox held Pink at the Park on
August 30th, raising money to help fight breast cancer. The
AquaSox players wore pink and white jerseys during the
game that were auctioned off during the game. There was
also a pink raffle and informational tables from the Mary
Kay Foundation, American Cancer Society, Making Strides
and the Cancer Partnership. Fans could choose to
purchase special tickets to the game, which automatically
gave between three and five dollars per ticket back to local
women’s causes. More than $5,000 was raised over the
course of the game.

    Root Beer Float Day
On August 9th the AquaSox hosted the 1st Annual Root
Beer Float Day, with proceeds benefiting the AquaSox
Community Fund. For five dollars, fans could purchase
unlimited root beer floats for the game. The first 500 fans
received commemorative AquaSox mugs. AquaSox
pitchers Luke Burnett, Jose Rios and Brad Reid, along with
Webbly and local celebrities from King 5 News, the
Washington Stealth and Everett School District
Superintendent Gary Cohn all helped scoop, pour and sign
autographs for fans. More than $2,000 was raised for the
Community Fund.

Girl Scout and All-Scout Night
The Aquasox hosted local scouts again in 2009 for both a
Girl Scout Night and a Boy Scout/Cub Scout night. Youth
involved in either program and their families and friends
had the opportunity to watch an AquaSox game and then
camp out overnight on the outfield after the game. The
Boy Scouts also enjoyed a late night viewing of The
Sandlot on the video board before bed. Girl Scout Night
was Friday, August 7th and Boy Scout Night was Friday,
August 21st.

 Fan Appreciation Night
During the AquaSox last home game of the
season on September 3rd, the AquaSox
recognized their fans for all of their support during
the 2009 season. Fans were treated to a pre-game
concert from local band Afraid of Figs and there
were giveaways throughout the game including
dozens of AquaSox prize packs, beach towels and
a golf bag and set of golf clubs courtesy of
Budweiser. Thank you to all the AquaSox fans for
making the great 2009 season possible.

         Swing for Kids
In 2009 the AquaSox introduced the Swing for Kids ticket
donation program. Season ticket and mini-plan holders
were invited to donate unused tickets to the program that
were in turn donated to local youth based non-profits. Kids
and families who would not normally get the chance to
enjoy a day at the ballpark were invited to attend a game
at Everett Memorial Stadium. Over 300 tickets were
donated through this program during the 2009 season.

        In-Kind Donations
 Throughout the year, the AquaSox make donations of tickets,
 merchandise and other goods and services to hundreds of non-
 profits throughout Snohomish, King, Island and Skagit counties.
 These are some of the organizations supported by the AquaSox
 in the past year.

•AIDS Project Snohomish County             •Down Syndrome Community
•All Star Baseball Team                    •Ducks Unlimited - Everett Chapter
•American Legion Auxiliary Post 207        •East King County YWCA
•Anacortes Youth Sports Coalition          •Edmonds Community College
•Angelorum Pregnancy Services              Foundation
•Arthritis Foundation                      •Eisenhower Band Booster Club
•ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery            •Eisenhower Middle School PTSA
•Asian & Pacific Islander Women &          •Emerson Elementary School
Family Safety Center                       •Everett Area Chamber of Commerce
•Assistance League of Everett              •Everett Christian School
•Baden Baseball Club                       •Everett Community College
•Bear Creek Elementary                     •Everett Eagles Jr. Drill Team
•Bellevue Chamber of Commerce              •Everett Fastpitch Softball Club
•Bethany Christian Services                •Fauntleroy Children's Center
•Boy Scouts Troop 222                      •Finn Hill Junior High School
•Broadview Elementary PTA                  •Friends & Family of Missing Persons &
•Broadview-Thomson PTA                     Violent Crime Victims
•Bryant Elementary                         •Friendship Adventures
•Camp Berachah                             •Gateway Middle School
•Cascade Boys and Girls Club               •Gateway Student Development
•Cedar River Montessori                    •Glenwood Elementary
•Chain Lake Elementary                     •Global Visionaries
•Childcare Providers Preschool Co-Op       •Gloria's Angels Foundation
•Christ the King Catholic School           •Good Shepherd Baptist Church
•City of Lynnwood Parks & Recreation       •Grace Bible Church
•City of Mill Creek Parks and Recreation   •Granite Falls Community Coalition
•Clear Lake Elementary School              •Granite Falls Middle School PAG
•Concordia Lutheran School                 •Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish
•Cooperative Children's Center             County
•Costco Business Center                    •Haiti Children's Rescue Mission
•Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
•Detlef Schrempf Foundation
•Discovery Elementary School                                                 23
In-Kind Donations con’t
•Harbour Pointe Christian Preschool          •Mill Creek Rotary
•Harbour Pointe Drama Boosters               •Mille Cugini Sons of Italy Lodge #2659
•Harbour Pointe Music Boosters               •Miss Teen Snohomish County
Association                                  •Monroe Christian School
•Hawthorne Elementary                        •Mountlake Terrace Coop Preschool
•Heart Love Bags & Baskets                   •Mount Baker Council, BSA
•Highland Terrace Elementary School          •Mount Vernon Christian School
•Holy Cross Catholic Church                  •Mount Vernon High School Choir
•Holy Rosary School                          •Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation
•HomeStep                                    •Mt. Pilchuck Elementary
•Housing Hope                                •Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club
•Index School's Parent Group                 •Mukilteo Elementary School
•Ingraham High School                        •Mukilteo Family YMCA
•International Association of Firefighters   •Muscular Dystrophy Association
•Iron Cross Foundation                       •National Student Speech Language
•Island Hospital                             Hearing Association
•John Rogers Elementary School PTA           •New Beginnings Church
•Kirkland Boys and Girls Club                •Nile Temple Guard
•Kokanee Elementary School                   •North Middle School
•Lake City Girls Drill Team                  •Northshore Christian Academy
•Lake Forest Park Elementary                 •Northshore Little League
•Lake Goodwin Community Club                 •Northwest Baseball Academy
•Lake Stevens Aquafest                       •Northwest Nationals
•Lake Stevens High School Choir              •Oak Harbor Elementary PTA
Parents Association                          •Olivia Park Elementary
•Lighthouse Elementary Cooperative           •Open Circle Theater
•Lynnwood High School                        •Orca at Witworth
•Lynnwood Kiwanis Foundation                 •Our Savior's Lutheran Church
•Mariner Marauder Booster Club               Preschool
•Marysville Baseball Club and Sunrise        •Pacific Little League
Rotary                                       •Peer Connections Center
•Marysville Cooperative Education            •Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club
Program                                      •Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County
•Marysville Little League                    •Presidents Elementary School
•Marysville Scholarship Festival             •Public Interest Law Association - UW
•Meadowdale High Golf Team                   Law School
•Meredith Hill PTA                           •Puget Sound Blood Center

In-Kind Donations con’t
•Puget Sound Kidney Centers               •St. Louise School
•Quad Cities River Bandits                •St. Michael Catholic School
•Ridgewood Elementary School PTA          •Stanwood Camano Relay for Life
•San Antonio Missions Baseball Club       •Stanwood Camano Rotary Club
•Seafair                                  •Stanwood Elementary
•Seattle Children's Chorus                •Starlight Children's Foundation
•Seattle Choral Company                   •Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
•Seattle Hill Elementary                  •Sultan Elementary School
•Seattle Police Foundation                •Sunnycrest Elementary
•Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association   •Sunrise Preschool
•Sherwood Community Services              •Ten Thousand Villages
•Shorecrest Boosters                      •The Attic Learning Community
•Shoreline Christian School               •The City of Refuge Christian Church
•Shoreline Cooperative Preschool          •The Community School of West Seattle
•Shoreline Covenant Church                •The Gunslingers All Gals Drill Team
•Shoreline Math Olympiad                  •The Shelter Board
•Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool         •Three Cedars School
•Skagit Valley College                    •TOPS
•Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce           •TPC Softball
•Sky Valley Co-Op Preschool               •Tulalip Boys and Girls Club
•Sky Valley Education Center PTA          •United Way
•Sky Valley Seventh-Day Adventist         •Utsalady Elementary
School                                    •View Ridge Community Church
•Skyline Elementary School                •Voyager Middle School
•Snohomish Community Church               •Warm Beach Christian Camps
•Snohomish County 4-H                     •Warm Beach Senior Community
•Snohomish County Basketball Officials    •Washington Cathedral
Association                               •Washington State Republican Party
•Snohomish County Fire District #5        •Washington State Society of Medical
•Snohomish County Tourism Bureau          Assistants
•Snohomish County Viking Football         •West Woodland Elementary
•Snohomish Kiwanis                        •Western Washington University
•South Everett Little League              •Westgate Elementary Parent Staff
•South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club       Organization
•South Snohomish County Chamber of        •Whittier Elementary School
Commerce                                  •Woodinville Little League
•Special Olympics Washington              •Work Opportunities
•St. Alphonsus Parish School              •Zion Lutheran School
•St. Bridget Church
•St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
•St. James Cathedral
How to Contact the AquaSox Community
        Relations Department
AquaSox Community Fund and the Everett AquaSox work throughout the
year to support as many charitable organizations as possible. Requests
for the following opportunities must be submitted in writing, on
organizational letterhead, to the following address:
Everett AquaSox
Attn: Community Relations
3802 Broadway
Everett, WA 98201

•Charitable Donations: To request support from the AquaSox through
an in-kind donation for a fundraiser, please submit the request in writing,
on organizational letterhead, 6 weeks before your event. More detailed
guidelines for requesting a donation can be found at

•Hit a Homerun in Reading Program: To learn more about how your
school can become involved in the AquaSox Hit a Homerun in Reading
program, supported by Wells Fargo, please visit our website at This month-long program, which runs in the spring, is
open to elementary schools in Snohomish, King, Island and Skagit

•Speaker’s Bureau/Player Appearances: Appearance requests for
current players and front office personnel must be sent at least 4-6 weeks
before your event. When soliciting an appearance by a current player,
please consider the AquaSox travel schedule

•Swing for Kids Ticket Donations: To request tickets for members of a
non-profit organization, please submit request in writing, on organizational
letterhead, and include organization’s nonprofit tax ID number. Tickets
are limited to select games and subject to availability.

•Webbly the Frog and Frank the Hot Dog: The AquaSox mascots are
available for private, community, and corporate appearances. To book
either of the mascots for your next event, please email or fill out the mascot request form, which can be
found at


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