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RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks and volunteers from the team's Spirit of 12 partners will collect cash donations for North Counties Family Services of Darrington and Okanogan County Community Action Council on Friday, August 15 at CenturyLink Field prior to kickoff of the Seahawks versus Chargers game.
The two non-profits will share the funds raised, along with the money collected at training camp from the sales of the 2014 Seahawks Yearbooks. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will match all donations collected on Friday.
North Counties Family Services Darrington (NCFSD) is a non-profit agency that is dedicated to serve parents, children, individuals and communities to achieve their highest potential through education, outreach and healthy activities.
The Okanogan County Community Action Council (OCCAC) fights poverty through education and empowerment and provides emergency services to low income families in crisis. OCCAC will allocate 100% of funds raised on Friday to assist fire victims in Okanogan County; no administration expenses will be deducted from the proceeds.
Volunteers from Spirit of 12 partners will be collecting donations at various gates, along Occidental Avenue and throughout the stadium and include the following: Boys & Girls Club Washington State Association, Camp Fire Snohomish County, Treehouse and YMCA of Greater Seattle. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington will be distributing the Seahawks Gameday Magazines.
About The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Launched by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen in 1988, the Allen family's philanthropy is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities by fostering innovation, creating knowledge and promoting social progress. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded over $500 million to more than 1,500 nonprofit groups to support and advance their critical charitable endeavors in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Foundation's funding programs nurture the arts, engage children in learning, address the needs of vulnerable populations, advance scientific and technological discoveries, and provide economic relief amid the downturn.