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Friday Round-Up: D.J. Alexander Teams With Seattle Children's To Support 'Reach Out and Read' Program

A $10 donation to the program could win you a VIP trip to Seahawks training camp.


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 22 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Win A Trip To Training Camp By Supporting D.J. Alexander & Seattle Children's 

Linebacker D.J. Alexander, who the Seahawks acquired via trade with the Kansas City Chiefs near the beginning of last year's training camp, has teamed up with Seattle Children's to support the hospital's Reach Out and Read program, which incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read aloud together.

Alexander, who has a child of his own with his wife Samantha, first came across the program after the couple brought their 5-month-old son Kai into Seattle Children's to be evaluated for a metopic ridge, creating a point in Kai's forehead. Everything turned out fine with Kai, but not before Samantha - a former school teacher - connected with a physician over a shared love of children's books, and ultimately the Reach Out and Read program that promotes language development in children with craniofacial differences who may face difficulty with speech.

The Alexanders are hoping to raise more funds for Reach Out and Read, and to help they're offering Seahawks fans who donate at least $10 a chance to win four VIP tickets to training camp, which officially sold out yesterday shortly after going on sale. To learn more about the program or donate now, click here.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from NFL UK, which shares a photo of quarterback Russell Wilson inside Tottenham Hotspurs' new stadium. The Seahawks will play the Oakland Raiders at the London site this fall.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle eyes the running back competition in his latest Twitter Q&A.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times shares his latest 53-man roster projection for the Seahawks.

Former Seahawk Richard Sherman shows up at No. 9 on Gil Brandt's ranking of the NFL's all-time greatest cornerbacks

And Albert Breer at offers a look at what's going on in the NFL over the next month before training camps begin.

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