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Marshawn Lynch To Address Seattle-Area Youth At Hiring Fair Thursday

Retired Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will address Seattle-area youth at the CenturyLink Field Event Center Thursday as part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative.

Marshawn Lynch has been a busy man since announcing his retirement from football in the middle of Super Bowl 50. 

After recent trips overseas, including a journey to Egypt with the American Football Without Barriers program and a venture to Haiti to help build a school with Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, the former Seahawks running back will be back in the Seattle area this week, participating in the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on Thursday, May 5. 

The entire event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT at the CenturyLink Field Event Center and it serves as a hiring fair for opportunity youth, individuals age 16-24 who are out of school and not working. More than 30 companies, including Seattle staples like Starbucks and Microsoft, will offer attendees interview tips, advice on resume creation and improvement, options to complete high school or explore college, mentorship programs and more.

Lynch, who opened his own 'Beast Mode' brand store in Oakland earlier this year and whose Fam 1st Family Foundation aims to educate and empower the underprivileged, is expected to address the young people in attendance.

For more on Thursday's event, including information about how to register, head to

After nine years in the NFL, Marshawn Lynch not only made an impact on the field but also off the field in the Seattle community and in his hometown of Oakland, Calif. 

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