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Starbucks and the Seahawks team up to raise money for A Better Seattle

SEATTLE, 2014-9-18— /EPR Retail News/ — As long-time supporters of the Seattle community, Starbucks and the Seahawks are teaming up to raise money for A Better Seattle (ABS) an initiative founded by Head Coach Pete Carroll who believes in helping people be the best they can be on and off the field. ABS partners with YMCA’s Alive & Free street outreach program to engage and connect high-risk youth with programs and services that support them in making choices to reach a better future.

These kinds of strategic investments are part of Starbucks comprehensive approach to help build the next generation of extraordinary leaders and a continuation of Pete Carroll’s intention of bringing sustainable solutions that transform the lives of young men and women.

In support of the partnership, from Sept. 2-21, when customers pay with their Seahawks Starbucks Card, Starbucks will donate 25 cents to ABS per transaction.

In addition, Coach Pete Carroll and a select group of Seahawks players and YMCA’s Alive & Free outreach workers will be “guest baristas” at ten local Starbucks stores, where they will serve customers and fans, and share their commitment to helping our local youth succeed.

Guest Barista Event Details:

Tuesday, September 16
11:00 a.m.  Starbucks store locations announced on and via Seahawks social channels

2:00- 3:00 p.m.  “Guest barista” appearances by Coach Carroll, Seahawks players & YMCA Alive & Free Outreach Workers

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Coach Carroll and Starbucks vp regional operations Carol Wise available for media interviews

​4:00 p.m. the Starbucks Newsroom will have event photos and quotes for media use

Russell Investments Center – 1301 2nd Ave (2nd floor), Seattle

505 Union Station – 505 5th Avenue South, Seattle

23rd and Jackson – 2300 S. Jackson, Seattle

University Village – 4634 26th Ave NE, Seattle

MLK Way – 2921 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle

Downtown Bellevue – 10214 NE 8th Street, Bellevue

Rose Hill – 12209 NE 85th Street, Kirkland

Parkway Supercenter – 17489 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila

Sunset Boulevard – 4637 Sunset Blvd, Renton

VMAC, I-405 and NE 44th – 1785 NE 44th Street, Renton


Starbucks – Erin Shane, 206-318-7100 or
Seahawks – Jeff Garza, 206-255-4661 or

About Starbucks
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online

About A Better Seattle
A Better Seattle (ABS) works to reduce Seattle area youth gang violence by forging public-private partnerships that help generate the motivation and resources for at-risk youth to take control of their lives and strive for better futures. ABS has supported YMCA of Seattle’s Alive & Free street outreach team which serves youth impacted by gangs, violence and the juvenile justice system.  Since ABS launched in 2011, twelve street outreach workers have been hired.  For more information visit

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom.


Starbucks and the Seahawks team up to raise money for A Better Seattle
Starbucks and the Seahawks team up to raise money for A Better Seattle
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