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Friday Round-Up: Seahawks Present Two Schools With NFL Native American Equipment Grant

The Seattle Seahawks donated $5,000 each to two schools belonging to both the Muckleshoot and Puyallup Tribes as a part of the NFL’s Native American Equipment Grant.

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Friday, December 20 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Muckleshoot And Puyallup

2019 is the first year the National Football League is awarding a $10,000 equipment grant to Native American youth or high school football teams in our community. The Seattle Seahawks took it as an opportunity to award two prominent Native American tribes whose roots reside deeply in our region.

Over the past couple of weeks, the Seahawks split the NFL grant and awarded $5,000 to both the Muckleshoot Tribal Schools and Puyallup Tribe Chief Leschi High School.

The inaugural grant was awarded to the school's youth football teams and is to be used to provide the programs with new equipment, such as new uniforms, protective equipment, and other football-related supplies. The primary criterion on the League's side was that the equipment grants must be awarded to a youth football team sponsored by a school or non-profit organization that serves a predominantly Native American community or population.

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On December 5th, the Seahawks took a trip to Muckleshoot Tribal Schools to present the $5,000 check during halftime of the girls' varsity basketball game. The Seahawks entered a ten-year partnership with the Muckleshoot Tribe this year, and part of the new partnership encompasses ongoing community engagement with Muckleshoot through youth football and special programming and events.

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Then only 8 days later on December 13th, the Seahawks make another trip to Chief Leschi High School of the Puyallup Tribe to present the other $5,000 check. The Puyallup Tribe owns and operates the Emerald Queen Casino, which has been in partnership with the Seahawks for the last three years. In addition to the partnership with the casino, the Seahawks are actively working with the Puyallup Tribe to create programs that will deliver motivational messages to their youth through Chief Leschi schools.

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The Seattle Seahawks and Seahawks Legend Paul Johns stopped by Puyallup Tribe Leschi High School to deliver the NFL's Grant for Native American Football Equipment. This grant provides the school with money to purchase new football equipment, uniforms, and other needs. Check out photos from the check presentation at the high school's weekly assembly.

The Seattle Seahawks and Seahawks Legend Paul Johns stopped by Muckleshoot Tribal School to deliver the NFL's Grant for Native American Football Equipment. This grant provides the school with money to purchase new football equipment, uniforms, and other needs. Check out photos from the check presentation during halftime of the girls varsity basketball game at the their high school gym.

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