I am pleased to read my hometown Seattle Mariners are dedicating their first six home games of the 2011 season to the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. The Mariners will make a donation to the Red Cross to match all fan donations along with Mariners staff and employees, with a guaranteed donation of at least $100,000.
The Mariners right-fielder, Ichiro Suzuki, has already donated 100 million yen (about $1.25 million) to the Japanese Red Cross. Redmond, Washington based Nintendo Corporation, who is a majority owner of the Seattle Mariners is also matching donations from its employees to either the American Red Cross or Americares.
If you haven't had the chance to yet, please donate here to the Red Cross.