Good afternoon, 12s!
Here's a look at what's out there for today – Friday, April 2 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks Players Equality & Justice For All Action Fund Awards Next Round of $250,000 In Grants
Seahawks players have long made their voices heard on the topics of injustices and inequality, both through protest and through their words. In 2017, players unified through action and announced the launch of the Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund and it has since given more than a million dollars in grants.
Recently the Seahawks Players Fund awarded another $250,000 in grants to six Seattle-area organizations:
K.J. Wright, Tyler Ott, DeeJay Dallas, and Penny Hart were closely involved in the process, selecting causes working toward social justice and supporting local youth.
"We started on this path a long time ago. We knew that real change, in part, was going to come from us educating ourselves and then passing down that information to the next generation that came behind us," said Seahawks Legend and Players Fund member Doug Baldwin about the fund. "We know that every generation has a chance to make a difference, but only together can we make real and lasting change."
In 2020, the players also introduced a college scholarship fund created in partnership with the Seattle Foundation, which is called The Seahawks Players' Equality & Justice for All Scholarship Fund.
Fans wishing to learn more about the Seahawks Players Action Fund or who want to donate can do so at http://www.seahawks.com/ActionFund.
World Autism Awareness Day
The Lumen Field arches are blue from dusk to midnight today, April 2nd, to support World Autism Awareness Day.
General manager John Schneider and his wife Traci have long been advocates for families impacted by autism, founding Ben's Fund in 2012 and raising more than $3.5 million to date.
The grant was established in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. The intent of Ben's Fund is to provide financial support to children and young adults with autism along with guidance and support as they continue their journey. Learn more about Ben's Fund.
Social Post Of The Day
Head coach Pete Carroll got into the Major League Baseball Opening Day mood with Stu McNabb, a Virginia Mason Athletic Center chef and avid Seattle Mariners fan.
The Mariners would go on to win a memorable game against the San Francisco Giants, rallying from a 6-1 deficit in the 8th inning and clinching the victory with a walk-off walk in the 10th. Welcome back, baseball!
More From Around The Web
ICYMI Gerald Everett met with the media for the first time since he signed with Seattle and Seahawks.com's John Boyle shares six things to know about the new tight end.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times also recapped Everett's press conference, noting his excitement to join Russell Wilson and offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.
ESPN 710 Seattle explores which offseason Seahawks addition will have the biggest impact in 2021.
SI.com's Corbin Smith notes the off-season success from a "mastermind working behind the scenes": Matt Thomas, Vice President of Football Operations.