#ChooseRespect

Scott Servais

The Mariners are partnering with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to encourage young people to #ChooseRespect and practice healthy relationships. As part of that, we invite you to review the information below, and also participate in our special #ChooseRespect contest.

As part of our #ChooseRespect contest, we ask you to:

  • Download and print our #ChooseRespect sign.
  • Round up your squad and take a picture with it in front of a team banner or school sign to show you and your team #ChooseRespect.
  • Post it on Twitter using the hashtag #ChooseRespect.

Two teams, one baseball and one softball, will be chosen at random and invited to a Mariners game this year, including watching batting practice on the field.

Official Rules


Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Refuse to Abuse Seattle
WSBCA
For Coaches
Resources
  • LoveIsRespect.org - the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline is anonymous, confidential, and available 24 hours a day via chat, phone, or text.
  • Tools for coaches, parents, teachers, or friends to talk to young people about healthy relationships. Get the conversation started with these resources:
    • How's Your Relationship? conversation cards - age appropriate questions and activities to start a conversation about what a healthy relationship looks like and feels like.
    • Love Like This series - cartoons of some typical relationship situations that illustrate how to deal with them in a healthy, loving, and respectful way (as opposed to an abusive, controlling, or coercive way).
  • ThatsNotCool.com - this site addresses problems between teens who are dating or hooking up, such as: constant and controlling texting; pressuring for nude pictures; and breaking into someone's email or social networking page.