Ichiro donates 100 million yen

Seattle Mariners superstar, Ichiro Suzuki hit, a huge homerun on Friday by donating 100 million yen to help in the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. Suzuki, who is from Kasugai Japan, starred for his country before coming over to America 10 years ago. The Mariners’ front office are also planning a campaign to get fans and front office personnel to aid the Japanese relief fund. Team management has even promised to match the final donations raised during the first six games played at Safeco Field. From April 8-13 Red Cross volunteers will be scattered around Safeco Field accepting donations. During that time Seattle will be hosting two three game series against the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays. “The Mariners join with people from around the world in extending our sympathy to the many people affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami,” Mariners CEO, Howard Lincoln, said in a statement. “The Mariners have had great support from the Japanese business community and fans all across Japan. Our thoughts and best wishes are with them as they begin the long road to recovery.”

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