Talking Rain Partners with AEF to Make an Impact Through Athletics
Talking Rain is thrilled to partner with the Austen Everett Foundation as a 2019 Presenting Sponsor! For the past three years, Talking Rain Beverage Company has supported AEF and children’s hospitals nationwide to bring awareness to childhood cancer.
The Austen Everett Foundation is a Seattle-based non-profit that strengthens children using the support of involvement with both professional and collegiate athletic teams throughout their fight with cancer. The foundation partners directly with children’s hospitals across the nation, in addition to teams in MLB, MLS, NHL, WNBA, NCAA, and several other leagues. Through AEF, a child with cancer is recognized as an Honorary Team Captain with the ability to attend pre-game practice, visit the team’s locker room, walk on the field or court, watch warm-ups via the player’s bench, receiving a personalized jersey, and much more. With our investment, Talking Rain can empower thirty children across the nation through athletics.
This month, Talking Rain had the privilege of supporting one of May’s Honorary Team Captains, Liam, as he attended the UW Women’s softball game. The fun didn’t end there. Liam had a chance meet the team, joined them for the National Anthem, was featured on the jumbotron, and got a photo with the real UW husky.
“Our local community has always been a vital component in our mission to create connections with every sip,” says Nina Morrison, VP of Community and Consumer Relations. “We are thrilled to support the Austen Everett Foundation, a non-profit in our own backyard, as they empower our youth and bring hope and awareness to childhood cancer. These children are true heroes and you can’t help but be inspired by them.”