Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks to offer a limited-edition gift card

SEATTLE, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ —  For the third season, Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks are teaming up to offer a limited-edition gift card.

This year’s design features the sleek outline of the Seahawks logo on a navy blue card, accented by the familiar number 12 and Starbucks siren on a neon green background that surrounds the edge of the card. The co-branded card will be available beginning September 8 in participating Starbucks® stores throughout Washington state. Previous editions of the cards have become collector’s items.

New this year, participating Starbucks stores in Western Washington are featuring co-branded cup sleeves, while supplies last. The hot-beverage sleeves include details on how to access exclusive team news through the Seahawks Snapchat channel.

Starbucks and the Seahawks are committed to building safer, stronger neighborhoods in the Seattle area through initiatives like A Better Seattle (ABS). Founded by Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll in partnership with the YMCA’s Alive & Free program, ABS helps young people become engaged members of their communities with support from outreach workers. Over the past two years, Starbucks and its customers have contributed more than $125,000 to ABS.

To raise awareness of the work A Better Seattle does in the region, a select group of Seahawks players will be “guest baristas” at Seattle-area Starbucks stores. (The event date and locations will be announced later this month). They’ll serve customers and fans and share their commitment to helping local youth succeed.

Earlier this year, Starbucks announced its own commitment to hire Opportunity Youth – those between the ages of 16 and 24 who aren’t in school and aren’t employed. In addition to Starbucks pledge to hire 10,000 opportunity youth within five years, the company is part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative which has a collective goal of hiring 100,000 opportunity youth by 2018. Starbucks also provides pathways to opportunity through its Starbucks College Achievement Plan and its commitment to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018.

This year’s limited-edition card requires a minimum $15 load which can be used toward purchase in any Starbucks store.

About Starbucks Hometown

For more than 44 years, Starbucks has called Seattle home. Starbucks continues to celebrate the community at its SoDo headquarters, roasting plant in Kent, Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, and in stores throughout Washington. Starbucks is proud to support local initiatives through partnerships with like-minded local organizations including the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, University of Washington, Seattle Theatre Group, Seafair, Bumbershoot, and the Seattle International Film Festival. Learn more at

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


Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks to offer a limited-edition gift card

Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks to offer a limited-edition gift card


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