The 2017 Seattle Mariners Caravan hits the road today with the first stop of its nine-city tour in Yakima.

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Dan Altavilla (Getty Images)

Mariners broadcaster and former player Mike Blowers will join pitcher Dan Altavilla and outfielder Ben Gamel and the Mariner Moose at the Yakima Valley SunDome from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. this afternoon.

The players will be delivering a positive message to the youngsters in attendance as well as make themselves available for autographs and pictures.

The event is free to the public.