SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When Seattle Sounders FC won the MLS Championship last year, glassybaby knew they earned a glassybaby color of their own, inspiring the debut of the company’s newest votive “rave green,” new this month and benefiting Seattle Sounders FC’s RAVE Foundation.
10 percent from the sale of each “rave green” will be donated to Seattle Sounders FC’s RAVE Foundation, dedicated to investing in communities by building small fields in urban settings for free play, removing barriers to participation, and supporting and creating innovative programming through soccer. glassybaby first partnered with RAVE Foundation in December 2016, donating over $12,000 to the organization.
“RAVE Foundation is thrilled to partner with glassybaby on the release of ‘rave green’ — the first-ever Seattle Sounders FC-themed glassybaby. Sounders fans know ‘Rave Green’ as the Club’s signature color — so how appropriate to design and name the first glassybaby after ‘Rave,’” said Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director for RAVE Foundation. “Proceeds benefit Sounders FC’s official charity, RAVE Foundation — which uses soccer as a vehicle to empower, inspire and strengthen communities throughout the Puget Sound. This partnership provides critical support to our most vulnerable communities and families.”
‘rave green’ can be purchased at all Seattle Sounders Pro Shops as well as online at glassybaby.com or at any of the glassybaby stores in the Seattle area, including Madrona, University Village and Bellevue.
“We’re elated to be partnering with Sounders’ RAVE Foundation long-term so we can continue to support their efforts in making a positive impact in the lives of our state’s youth,” said Lee Rhodes, glassybaby founder. “The mission of the RAVE Foundation and their work with underserved youth is perfectly in line with our giving philosophy of helping people, animals and the planet heal.”
glassybaby are one-of-a-kind hand blown glass votives and drinkers made by glassblowers in Seattle, WA, and Berkeley, CA. glassybaby come in 400+ rich colors, each with a unique name like “joy,” “hope,” “gratitude,” “roots,” and “home.” glassybaby was founded in 2001 by three-time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes. During her chemo treatments, Lee met patients who could not afford basic needs such as bus fare, childcare or groceries. When she founded glassybaby, it was with the core mission of helping to alleviate these struggles – 10% of each glassybaby is donated to help people, animals, and the planet heal. To date, glassybaby has donated more than $6.3 million to more than 400 nonprofit organizations. Learn more about glassybaby at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About RAVE Foundation
The RAVE Foundation, the official charitable arm of Seattle Sounders, was founded in 2013 to serve the greater Puget Sound community. Its mission: To build small, accessible soccer fields in urban areas that provide free play to shape young citizens, strengthen communities and encourage physical activity which empowers and inspires children and removes barriers to participation both on and off the field.