On Wednesday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. PT, Sounders FC Head Coach Brian Schmetzer is set to attend a special release party for popular local brand glassybaby's new 2018 Sounders-themed design, “sea of green.”
Founded in Seattle by Lee Rhodes in 1998, glassybaby offers unique hand-blown glass votives and drinking glasses designed with giving back in mind. The company donates 10% of its annual revenue to charity through its White Light Fund – more than $8 million overall to date.
The new “sea of green” glassybaby is a limited-edition design featuring an opaque glass swirled with thin bright green striping. A portion of the proceeds from “sea of green” go toward supporting RAVE Foundation’s mission of supporting underserved communities through soccer programming and, additionally, RAVE is joining the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks in dedicating proceeds to fund homeless initiatives through Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.
Schmetzer is scheduled to be a part of the release party for “sea of green” this Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. PT at glassybaby’s Madrona shop, located at 3406 East Union Street, where he is available to meet with fans, sign autographs and take photos.
For those unable to attend the release in person, the giving code RAVE may be used at glassybaby’s website to provide the same donation to RAVE Foundation. A glassybaby pop-up store is also available at this Saturday’s match, located on the Club Level, where “sea of green” and many other designs are available for purchase to benefit RAVE Foundation.
The “sea of green” release party is free and open to the public. Members of the media wishing to cover the release should RSVP with Jen Winegarder of glassybaby at 206-419-8078.