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Seattle sports teams highlight End Gun Violence movement

May 29, 2022, 9:11 PM | Updated: 9:17 pm

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 29: The Seattle Mariners pause for a moment of silence honoring the victi...

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 29: The Seattle Mariners pause for a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Robb Elementary shooting in Uvalde, Texas before the game against the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park on May 29, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Seattle’s professional sports teams showed solidarity by highlighting the End Gun Violence movement over the weekend.

The recognition was in response to the recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York that claimed the lives of dozens in recent weeks.

The Mariners, Sounders FC, and OL Reign all changed their social media avatars to an orange background with ‘End Gun Violence’ messaging throughout their pages. The ‘Wear Orange‘ campaign signifies National Gun Violence Awareness Day, which takes place the first weekend of June.

It was a busy sports weekend in the Emerald City as the OL Reign, Mariners, Storm, and Sounders FC all hosted games. Each held a moment of silence for the victims of the shootings, and promoted the End Gun Violence campaign.

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