The Blue Ribbon Partners, founded in 2004, is now recognized as the Spirit of 12 Partners and embodies the team's commitment to the Pacific Northwest community and its fans.
At every home game, Pacific Northwest youth service organizations partner with The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Seahawks fans to raise funds for kids' programs. As Spirit of 12 Partners, members of community-based nonprofits distribute the Seahawks Gameday Magazine, keeping 100 percent of the proceeds which are then matched by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. In 2010, over $250,000 was raised in the Spirit of 12 Partners Program and more than $1.8 million in total funds since 2004.
Moving into its third decade, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation enriches lives and strengthens communities in the Pacific Northwest. Grant programs advance the areas of arts and culture, poverty alleviation, economic relief, education, and scientific research.
|Sat., Aug. 11||vs. Tennessee||Girl Scouts of Western Washington|
|Thur., Aug. 30||vs. Oakland||Special Olympics Washigton|
|2012 Regular Season|
|Sun., Sept. 16||vs. Dallas||Special Olympics Washington|
|Mon., Sept. 24||vs. Green Bay||Girl Scouts of Western Washington|
|Sun., Oct. 14||vs. New England||YMCA|
|Sun., Nov. 4||vs. Minnesota||Treehouse|
|Sun., Nov. 11||vs. New York Jets||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound|
|Sun., Dec. 9||vs. Arizona||Treehouse|
|Sun., Dec. 23||vs. San Francisco||YMCA|
|Sun., Dec. 30||vs. St. Louis||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound|
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is a true change agent, committed to providing an adult mentor for every child who needs or wants one. Mentoring is a proven strategy that changes how our children grow up in America by meeting critical needs of our region’s children and engaging all levels of community. We help children build the attitudes and behaviors needed to stay in school, succeed academically, make healthy choices, and create promising futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is the largest mentoring organization in Washington State, serving 2,500 children in King, Pierce, and Kitsap counties. By matching children with adult mentors in one-to-one relationships, we transform the life of a child (a Little), transform the life of an adult (a Big) and together transform our schools, our neighborhoods and our communities for the better. www.bbbsps.org.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond. The Y’s mission is to build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. We live our mission daily, one person and relationship at a time: Reaching 171,500 people of all backgrounds, abilities and financial circumstances; Nurturing 84,000 children to develop their gifts and give back to our community; Engaging 9,500 volunteers who contribute nearly 90,000 hours of service each year; Working with 12,000 Partners With Youth Annual Campaign donors investing $4.6 million in local kids and families. www.seattleymca.org
Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps for kids in foster care, providing services that no other agency addresses: money for extra-curricular activities and summer camp, professional educational support services, resources to fully participate in the everyday activities of growing up, clothing and supplies to help them fit in at school. Treehouse’s six core programs – Tutoring, Educational Advocacy, College and Career Planning, Little Wishes, Summer Camp and the Wearhouse – give foster children a real childhood as well as hope for the future. Treehouse programs offer kids in foster care what all children so desperately need: a safe place to dream. www.treehouse4kids.org
Girl Scouts is the world’s pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls. Girl Scouts is, as it always has been, the organization best positioned to offer girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. We develop leaders who value diversity, inclusion, and collaboration and are committed to improving neighborhoods, communities and the world. Girl Scouts of Western Washington serves more than 26,000 girls throughout Western Washington with the assistance of over 12,000 adult volunteers. In Girl Scouts, girls design fun and challenging activities that empower them to discover their world, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. www.girlscoutsww.org.
There are over 190,000 state residents with intellectual disabilities (ID). They can still face sexual, mental, emotional abuse and neglect, and often suffer severe and chronic health problems. They have a 40 percent greater risk for preventable secondary health conditions such as obesity, poor fitness, nutritional deficits, untreated or poorly treated vision, dental, hearing and podiatric problems; and a shorter life expectancy. They often fall into lower income brackets due to high medical expenses and low earnings potential. These adults and children are especially hard hit during economic downturns, and often don’t have a voice. Special Olympics Washington is more than just Summer Games, more than a child with Down syndrome crossing a finish line. We provide critical services no one else in the community does: free programs for those with intellectual disabilities--who often suffer severe and chronic health problems--so they may build motor skills, self-confidence, social skills, and skills to become more independent. Although our mainstay is our year-round sports training and competition programs in 16 different sports, we provide other services as well: free health screenings by doctors, early childhood intervention, leadership training, and programs for the severely impaired. www.sowa.org.