Submitted by Puget Sound Energy
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is announcing a multiyear partnership with Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey organization to promote energy efficiency and sustainability across the region. The one-of-a-kind collaboration features the Light the Lamp sponsorship program, supporting local organizations that engage with underserved youth in sports and other physical activities.
The Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena are demonstrating extraordinary efforts toward increasing sustainability, net-zero carbon and energy efficiency—efforts that closely align with PSE’s vision and its work toward achieving a clean energy future.
“We believe that Climate Pledge Arena, the Kraken and their fans, and PSE and our customers all share a desire to work together to create a clean energy future,” said PSE President and CEO Mary Kipp. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to help Kraken fans across our region learn more about PSE’s beyond net-zero carbon aspirations, while leveraging the community’s excitement around a new sports team and venue that share our clean energy vision for the region.”
As part of the partnership, PSE and the Kraken are teaming up with local non-profits through the Light the Lamp program, which will provide funding to youth organizations to pay for scholarships, registration fees, uniforms, sports equipment and costs related to coaching and training. Eligible organizations include those that provide special programming, scholarships or free and reduced fees for minority and underserved youth and kids with disabilities.
PSE has committed $150,000 to help fund these organization’s programs located within its 10-county service area in Washington. The program will feature a different organization at each home game and will award $1,000 per goal scored by the Kraken, with a minimum contribution of $3,000 per game. PSE will also donate $20,000 to the Kraken’s One Roof Foundation.
Climate Pledge Arena is the first zero-carbon arena in the world, powered exclusively by renewable energy, making it the most progressive, responsible and sustainable arena in the world. Puget Sound Energy’s partnership with Climate Pledge Arena will help strengthen Kraken fans’ awareness about ways PSE is helping its customers be more sustainable at their home or business through energy efficiency tips, products and services.
Puget Sound Energy and the Kraken will kick-off the Light the Lamp sponsorship program on Saturday, October 23 during the team’s first home game and grand opening of Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.