Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki Donates $1.25 Million to Japanese Relief Efforts

Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki Donates $1.25 Million to Japanese Relief Efforts

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Ichiro Suzuki in Shea Stadium, by Andrew Klein -CC licenseThe Seattle Mariners baseball club, with strong ties to Japan, is pledging support for relief efforts, led by their star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who has donated 100 million yen ($1.24 million) to the Japanese Red Cross in his native country.

The Mariners will also match all donations received from fans and employees during a fundraising campaign planned for their first six home games of the upcoming season, including a “Salute to Japan Night.”

(READ the AFP story in Yahoo News)

Ichiro Suzuki in Shea Stadium, by Andrew Klein -CC license

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