(SEATTLE, WA. June 3, 2013) – Medical Teams International’s 14th annual ‘Field of Dreams’ dinner and auction hit it out of the park at Safeco Field on Saturday evening, June 1st, raising a record $2 million to support the work of the humanitarian relief and development organization. A sold-out crowd of more than 980 people attended this major league event in Seattle, co-chaired by Former Seahawks head coach, Mike Holmgren & his wife, Kathy Holmgren, and Andy & Susan Hutchinson.
Steve Raible was emcee for the evening, and radio and former TV personality John Curley served as auctioneer.
“The generosity demonstrated at the Field of Dreams event was truly overwhelming,” said Jeff Pinneo, CEO of Medical Teams International. “To have so many compassionate people gathered together, recognizing the need in the world and, more importantly, willing to do something about it was incredible. What was raised Saturday night will have a lasting impact on the health and lives of our world’s most vulnerable.”
Major sponsors included Alaska Airlines, Bicycle Adventures, Cenorin, Eastlake Community Church and Seattle-King County Dental Foundation.
Since 2000, the Field of Dreams event has raised more than $11 million for the work of Medical Teams International in more than 100 countries. For more information on Medical Teams International, go to www.medicalteams.org.
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Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization, helping people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty in 72 countries. We deliver medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. We respond to disasters by sending teams of volunteer medical professionals and medical supplies to care for the sick and injured. We also mobilize long-term health promotion initiatives, collaborating with established partners within each community to ensure that our programs have a sustainable impact.