Sounders FC and Outerwall Team Up for Local Veterans
Every Home Goal to Benefit Fisher House Foundation
SEATTLE, Nov. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In honor of Veterans Day, Sounders FC and Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) are teaming up to support Fisher House Foundation. Each time Sounders FC scores a goal against FC Dallas during Monday's MLS Western Conference Semifinals at CenturyLink Field, Outerwall and Sounders FC will donate $1,500 to Fisher House to support military families in the Seattle area. Fisher House Foundation is a network of comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
Sounders FC will also donate four tickets to a 2015 home match and four tickets to the Field Club pre-match experience for each Sounders goal scored. The two organizations will continue to make donations to Fisher House Foundation for each goal the team scores at home as the team advances in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.
The donations will support military families at both the Veteran Affairs Puget Sound Fisher House and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fisher House.
In addition, Outerwall will honor veterans continuously throughout Monday's game with field level LED signage displaying the message "Outerwall thanks veterans for creating a better everyday. We're inspired by you."
"For 25 years, Fisher Houses have provided 'a home away from home' for military and veterans' families dealing with injury or illness," said Dave Coker, president of Fisher House Foundation. "But even after the homes are built, there is a constant need to support these families in many other ways. This effort will truly help to meet those needs and Fisher House is very appreciative."
Fisher House is an Outerwall Community Connection grantee and has received more than $15,000 in support this year.
"Our country's veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our individual and collective safety and freedom," said James S. Pinckney, Outerwall's Chief Strategy, Sales and Service Officer and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. "Outerwall is honored to continue to help the Fisher House Foundation and bring attention to their tremendous efforts to support military families during their time of need."
"Community is a key pillar of Sounders FC, and we are excited to partner with Outerwall and the Fisher House throughout the 2014 playoffs in supporting veterans. We are proud to spread #GoodPlayoffKarma throughout the post season and are thrilled that Outerwall has joined us in this effort," said Bart Wiley, Chief Operating Officer of Sounders FC.
About Fisher House
Fisher House Foundation constructs comfort homes to provide free, temporary housing to the families of service members receiving medical care at Veterans Affairs and military hospitals around the world. There are currently Fisher Houses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington, and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound VA Health Care System in Seattle. Fisher House Foundation recently began construction of a second house to serve the growing number of military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Defense Department's premiere military installation on the West Coast.
About Outerwall Inc.
Outerwall instills corporate responsibility practices throughout the company through programs such as community grants, paid volunteer time for employees and matching employee charitable contributions. In 2013, the company reached its goal of donating 1 percent of the previous year's after-tax profits, with a grand total of more than $1.5 million in charitable giving.
Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) has more than 20 years of experience creating some of the most profitable spaces for their retail partners. The company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail and paving the way for inventive, scalable businesses. Outerwall™ kiosks are in neighborhood grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants, malls, and other retail locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Learn more at www.outerwall.com.