Support Local Restaurants and Essential Workers in Tacoma

R Hat R City is back, and this time, we're adding Tacoma Defiance lids to the equation. Right now, purchase ANY hat from the We R Tacoma Team Store, and $5 from each one sold is going straight to a local cause that matters. Hero Meals, started by Downtown Tacoma Partnership, gathers meals from eight Tacoma restaurants and delivers them to healthcare professionals, emergency first responders, grocery store employees and other essential workers in the South Sound.

Downtown Tacoma Partnership and eight Downtown Tacoma restaurants have discovered an opportunity to not only keep restaurant families employed, but the frontline heroes of R City fed in a time where food is fuel and there’s a job to do.



Restaurants and essential workers have been taking care of us, and now we have a way to take care of them. Maybe we’re not all lifesavers, and we have no idea where these super-humans get the energy and positivity to do their job every day and night, but we can help keep these wonderful people fed while they continue to battle through these difficult times.



These are unique circumstances, but if you can, head to the online *We R Tacoma Team Store, buy a new Rainiers or Defiance hat to rep Tacoma in a time when city pride is so valued, and don it proudly knowing that you did your part to give back to those working to keep R City safe, and fed.

This Is R City. Let’s rally together and support a project that truly matters to Tacoma.

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In November 2019, R Hat R City was born when we met the “Watts Up!” team from Jason Lee Middle School, who are raising nearly $200,000 to put solar panels on the school’s roof in an effort to lower greenhouse emissions and cost.

Always Together. We R Tacoma.

About the Tacoma Rainiers

The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Tacoma has been a member of the Pacific Coast League since Cheney Stadium opened in 1960, and has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.

The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can be found at, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (@tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.

About Tacoma Defiance

Tacoma Defiance is the USL Championship affiliate of reigning MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC. You can follow The Future of Champions on Twitter (@TACDefiance)Facebook, and Instagram (@tacdefiance). We are #DefiantlyTacoma.

We R Tacoma Team Store

The We R Tacoma Team Store is open, online. Grab your Rainiers gear, your Defiance ‘fit, and follow the team store on Instagram and Twitter.

COVID-19 Information

More information on social distancing and how to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be found at Tacoma-Pierce County Health. The most up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is affecting events at Cheney Stadium can be found here.