Sounders FC and Outerwall Extend Donations for Veterans
Goals Score Benefits for Fisher House Foundation
SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sounders FC and Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) are extending their support of Fisher House Foundation and will donate $1,500 for every goal the team scores away or at home in the 2014 MLS Western Conference Finals. 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.
Outerwall and Sounders FC initially pledged to donate $1,500 each time Sounders FC scored a goal against FC Dallas during the MLS Western Conference Semifinals at CenturyLink Field on November 10. However, that match ended with a scoreless draw and Sounders FC advanced to face rival LA Galaxy in the 2014 MLS Western Conference Finals.
The First Leg of the 2014 MLS Western Conference Finals will be played at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Sunday, November 23. Sounders FC will host the Second Leg of the two-match series on Sunday, November 30.
For each goal they score, Sounders FC will also donate four tickets to a 2015 home match and four tickets to the Field Club pre-match experience.
If a match goes to a shootout and Sounders FC wins, Outerwall and Sounders FC will count that the total number of penalty kicks as one goal and make the same donations as if a goal was scored.
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 the game on Sunday, November 30, with field-level LED signage displaying the message, "For every goal Sounders FC score during the Western Conference Finals, Outerwall and Sounders FC will donate $1500 to the Fisher House Foundation. "
Fisher House is an Outerwall Community Connection grantee and received more than $15,000 in support this year from Outerwall.
"We are excited to partner with Sounders FC to help the Fisher House Foundation and its mission to provide care and support to military families in need," said James S. Pinckney, Outerwall's Chief Strategy, Sales and Service Officer, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. "Every goal scored is a win for local veterans and fans. Go Sounders!"
"The Fisher House Foundation is excited to partner with Sounders and Outerwall," said Dave Coker, President of the Fisher House Foundation. "Fisher House is only successful because of the people who choose to respond to the call to support our military families. We cannot do this alone and we salute Sounders and Outerwall for helping us achieve this goal.
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.
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