Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there this Friday, August 28, about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks Recognize 12 Local 'Charity Of The Month' Organizations
This week, the Seahawks teamed up with Bonneville Radio Group to highlight and reward 12 local non-profit organizations and charities who were featured in the Charity of the Month program over the last year.
Normally, these 12 organizations would have been recognized and celebrated during the first preseason game of the year. But with no preseason games, like many events this year, the reception had to go virtual.
The event was hosted by Seahawks Community Outreach VP Mike Flood and KIRO Radio host Gee Scott. Former Seahawks wide receiver Ben Obomanu also made an appearance and provided information about reaching out to former players for community and philanthropic support. Blitz also made an appearance, presenting the $24,000 check that was donated to the 12 organizations. Each one receives a $2,000 split, plus one month of PSAs and a news feature on MyNorthwest.com.
The 12 organizations that were highlighted are:
- Angels in Sports (AIS): A non-profit charity that provides scholarships for academic support, advanced sports training and team play to underprivileged student athletes. You can sign up to volunteer or donate at angelsinsports.org.
- CHI Franciscan/Virginia Mason Foundation's 'Crucial Catch': During the month of October 2019, 12% of proceeds from Crucial Catch headwear purchased at the Seahawks Pro Shop went to help local patients cover costs of cancer treatments as part of NFL's Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer initiative.
- Minority Veterans of America: A non-partisan, non-profit organization aimed at creating equity and advancing opportunities for veterans from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, religious minorities, and LGBTQ. Find out how you can help out or donate at minorityvets.org.
- Mercy Housing Northwest: A nonprofit housing organization that develops, preserves, manages and finances affordable housing for those in need. Learn more about their work and find ways to donate at mercyhousing.org.
- Northwest Sarcoma Foundation: A nonprofit organization that aims to help educate and support patients and families of patients with sarcoma, a specific form of cancer. Find out how to host an event, donate or volunteer at their website, nwsarcoma.org.
- Kingmakers of Oakland: This nonprofit organization started in the Oakland Unified School District's Office of African American Male Achievement, and works with school districts all over to implement structural change that improves the lives of Black male students. Learn more about their mission and donate at kingmakersofoakland.org.
- In Her Shoes: A nonprofit committed to 'catalyzing courage for girls and women around the world to live and create courageously.' They organize workshops and summits around universal life topics that are catered to high school girls. You can find out how to attend an event, join a local chapter or donate at inhershoesmvmt.org.
- The Angel Band Project: This organization provides healing, raises awareness and creates social change for survivors of sexual assault, all through the power of music. They provide music therapy, hold benefit concerts and even have a virtual choir. Learn about their story and how you can help at angelbandproject.org.
- Northwest Harvest: This nonprofit food bank distributor operates 375 food banks across the state, providing nearly 2 million meals a month. COVID-19 has taken a huge toll on the food insecure, and food banks need more help now than ever. Learn how you can volunteer or donate at northwestharvest.org.
- Medic One Foundation: A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving pre-hospital emergency care and preventing deaths from treatable emergencies. Through their work, Seattle and King County firefighters' patient survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest are nearly double the national average. Donate to the cause at mediconefoundation.org.
- The WAVE Foundation: This organization is aimed at ending sexual assault, sex trafficking and domestic violence through community building, raising awareness and fundraising. Donate today at thewavefoundation.org, or take part in their Virtual 5K Fun Run & Walk fundraising event September 12-13.
- Yoga Behind Bars: This organization works with Washington State corrections leadership to implement yoga training for incarcerated people; beyond that, they help remove barriers that impede newly released prisoners and help them rebuild their lives through a series of restorative programs. Learn more about their mission and donate at yogabehindbars.org.
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