20 Things We Love About Night Out For Caring
We’re not kidding when we say Night Out for Caring is the party of the season. A party with a purpose, even (i.e., have fun while helping local kids)! There’s something for everyone, so we broke it down to explain why this is #SeattlesNightOut.
1. Celeb sightings
Seattle is full of famous folk who love to do good! Hawks fan? Sidney Rice and Jordan Babineaux will there! So will Former Sounders Taylor Graham and Roger Levesque! And New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein! Mariners Hall of Famer Dan Wilson will be on hand too! Check them out in the Celeb Sprint for Kids—a hilarious relay that will raise money to help kids graduate.
2. Support a good cause
When kids are read to at home, they develop stronger reading skills and are more likely to do well in school. But many families to have many—or any—children’s books in the home. Learn about how you can help, including buying a book for a family in our pop-up bookshop!
3. Free food
Why pick between burgers and pizza? With free noshes from Ballard Pizza Company, Dynamite Chicken and Great State Burger, the food is worth the price of admission alone.
4. Macklemore’s Cadillac
Talk about Instagram-worthy! Macklemore is loaning us his Caddy for a karaoke party! Warm up those pipes for an epic “White Walls” singalong.
5. Super-sized arcade games
Ready to school in Ms. Pac-Man? Play on a screen so big everyone will see how skilled you are! Don’t forget Battleship! And the giant Lite Brite!
6. Exclusive stadium access
You don’t have to play in the MLB to check out the Visiting Team Clubhouse! While you’re there, you can learn a little more about United Way’s work.
7. 501st Legion
They might look like the Empire, but the 501st are not-so-secret good guys! These Star Wars mega fans in movie-accurate costumes make appearances worldwide to help raise money at community events! Snap a pic with members of Washington’s chapter, aka Garrison Titan.
8. Channel your favorite Mariner
Get on field to walk the bases and chuck your patented fastball at the speed pitch station!
VIPs get very important perks
Quick-entry into the event, free drinks all night, stepped-food choices from leading Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell, a meet-and-greet with the celebs, exclusive field access—it’s good to be a VIP.
10. Meeting like-minded people
Connect with fellow Seattleites dedicated to creating a more equitable community. You can learn about the work United Way of King County does to end the cycle of poverty and help students graduate. Plus, and meet the nonprofits we support, like Wellspring and Mary’s Place!
11. Seattle Met photo booth
Who doesn’t love a phone booth? Get a new profile pic with your squad thanks to Seattle Met!
12. Great for groups
Gather your family, your besties and your coworkers. We have several group rates for people who love to bring the party.
13. Look, I’m on TV (kinda)!
Ever wanted to be on MarinersVision? Tag your pics on Instagram or Twitter with #SeattlesNightOut and you’ll be on the big screen.
We don’t care who you are, everyone loves a game of cornhole. Could be a cookout, a fancy wedding—or in this case, a party to support local kids—it’s always a good idea.
15. Movin’ 92.5
It’s not a party without music! DJs from Movin’ 92.5 will be playing hit music—will you be the first to start up a dance party? Plus Brooke Fox of Brooke and Jubal in the Morning will stop by!
16. Silent Auction
We’re staying tight-lipped about what’s on the auction block, but there’s some seriously sweet swag awaiting to the highest bidder!
17. Emerging Leaders 365
It’s no secret that young professionals are changing Seattle, but this everyone in this crew is donating a dollar a day to change it for everyone, for the better. You’ll be able to meet them and learn how to join!
18. Lyft Discount Code
No worries about parking or getting home. Use the code NIGHTOUT18 for a discount rides to and from Safeco, good until 11:59pm.
Everyone loves Glassybaby: They make breathtaking art locally. They’re dedicated to supporting good causes. What else do you need to know?
20. So much Seattle in one place
Seriously. Non-profits helping our neighbors. Locally owned restaurants. Distinctive publications like The Evergrey and Seattle Met. Local business leaders and celebs. And you. All in the home of the Mariners? This is a chance to celebrate all the Emerald City has to offer and all that it’s capable of.