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ADVISORY/ `Extra Extra' --Thousands of Students Anticipated to Attend the Seattle Mariners/ Washington Mutual Back-to-School Rally
Aug 6, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

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
2002-2003 school year. Join Washington Mutual (NYSE:WM) and the
Seattle Mariners as they present the third 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 Mariners players.
And to top off the rally, the kids will have the opportunity to run
the bases at SAFECO Field!
     WHEN: Monday, August 12
     TIME: 11 a.m.  - 1:30 p.m.
           (gates open to the public at 10:30 a.m.)
     WHERE: SAFECO Field
     Scheduled to  Ryan Franklin  Charles Gipson  Jamie Moyer
     Appear:       Joel Pineiro   Desi Relaford   Dan Wilson
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 and at all Mariners team stores. Tickets are required for admission.

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

CONTACT:          Washington Mutual
                  Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, 206/377-3635 (work)
                  425/444-2500 (cell)

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