We Are Family 2023 Recap

July 21, 2023

The Mariners, DCYF staff, and over 2,500 guests celebrated foster and kinship families at We Are Family Day on May 7.

A highlight of the day was First Pitch Ambassador Davonte Robertson. Davonte joined KXLY Spokane's Robyn Nance on stage during her keynote address in an impromptu moment of connection. Davonte threw a great first pitch to his foster dad. After the first pitch, Davonte and family, as well as our first pitch nominee runner-up and their veteran foster family, watched the game from a suite provided by the Mariners.

Secretary Hunter greeted guests and welcomed the entire We Are Family group, who brought enthusiasm, games, gifts, and talents to recognize foster and kinship families and the difference they make in the lives of children and youth experiencing foster care and their families. The Mariners gave event ticket holders We Are Family blankets, and DCYF shared tote bags.

Thank you to our We Are Family partners: Washington State Parks, United Indians of All Tribes, the Northwest Adoption Exchange, Compelled to Care, the Alliance CaRES, Community and Family Services Foundation, Coordinated Care, FPAWS, and Treehouse.

DCYF also extends its thanks to all of our foster and kinship families, staff, partners, and guests who made the day a success!