Seattle Mariners Nurse Appreciation, Nurse Threw First Pitch

2 Min Read Published May 15, 2024
Seattle Mariners Nurse Appreciation, Nurse Threw First Pitch

Event Recap

The Seattle Mariners and are proud to recognize and celebrate the tireless work of nurses throughout the Pacific Northwest. 2 nominated local nurses had the honor to step out on the field and be recognized during the pregame ceremony in front of thousands of fans! One special nurse threw out the First Pitch while another nurse was the catcher. 

Nurses Honored on the Field! 

TWO nurses were honored on the field during the pregame ceremony. The nurse with the most votes threw the first pitch and the first-runner up was the catcher.  Each winner received 2 game tickets, Clove shoes, a prize bundle from Nuwest, and other prizes! 

Here are the two nurses who were chosen by an online vote: 

First Pitch Winner, Alison Waters: Alison is an aesthetic nurse injector who is passionate about aesthetics and promoting healthy aging while also helping to give confidence to her patients through a natural approach. 

Catcher, Kelli Collins: Kelli has been a nurse for just 5 years but in that time she has excelled. She is originally from Spokane and currently lives in Tacoma working as an ER nurse at Tacoma General Hospital. Kelli graduated from University of Idaho with a degree in Exercise Physiology and worked as an exercise specialist at Valley Medical Center in Renton for several years. After living and working in Germany for a year, she returned to North Carolina to be with her fiancé who had just returned from deployment overseas. It was here she pursued her dream of becoming a nurse. After working for a year her now husband was deployed again and so unsure of her future and where she would be living permanently, she decided to take a traveling assignment and ended up going to Reno, Nevada, Tacoma, Washington, Sacramento, California and Bellingham, Washington before permanently settling down in Tacoma when her husband returned from deployment. I am so proud of her for being a confident, caring and loving nurse. Not many people can travel with only one years experience. She has had to live with a military spouse who has been endlessly had to leave home for various deployments. She has 2 dogs that she adores and they have been her constant companions traveling everywhere she goes. I think she would be a great person to throw out the first pitch, especially because she constantly throws balls for her dogs! 

Awards and Prizes

  • The nurse winners each received 2 game tickets, courtesy of, a pair of Clove shoes, and a prize bundle from NuWest!

Angelina Walker
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