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ADVISORY/``Extra Extra''; Thousands of Students Anticipated to Attend the Seattle Mariners/ Washington Mutual Back-to-School Rally

Aug 15, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Mutual (NYSE:WM)

                      Local Kids to Run the Bases

  WHAT: The pencils are sharpened, the backpacks packed and the
        classrooms assigned. Now it's time get in the spirit for the
        upcoming 2003-2004 school year. Join Washington Mutual and the
        Seattle Mariners as they present the fourth annual
        Back-to-School Rally. Students and their families are invited
        to attend this motivating display of school spirit, which will
        include a host of activities for all ages. Planned activities
        for the kids include music, free sodas and hotdogs, and a
        visit by the Mariners Moose. There will also be special
        appearances by several former Mariners players. And to top off
        the rally, the kids will have the opportunity to run the bases
        at Safeco Field!

  WHEN: Monday, August 18

  TIME: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
        (gates open to the public at 10:30 a.m.)

  WHERE: Safeco Field

  Scheduled to     Norm Charlton       Julio Cruz
  Appear:          Dave Henderson      Dave Valle

  Editors Note: Free tickets for the back-to-school rally still
                remain and are available at all King County and
                Bainbridge Island Washington Mutual Financial Centers
                or by contacting the Mariners at 206-346-4366.
                Tickets are recommended for admission.

  Media Entry:  Please enter via the media entrance on the Atlantic
                side of the ballpark.

SOURCE: Washington Mutual

Washington Mutual
Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, 206-377-3635
cell: 425-444-2500
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