Monday Round-Up: Cliff Avril & Steven Hauschka Take Part In Seattle-Area Community Events

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, May 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks In The Community

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril and kicker Steven Hauschka took part in a pair of community events over the weekend.

For Avril, it was the 33rd Annual Nordstrom Beat The Bridge To Beat Diabetes walk, which helped raise funds and awareness for type-1 diabetes research. It's a cause backed by Avril's foundation, the Cliff Avril Family Foundation, which aims to educate youth about the importance of healthy living.

"It was for a great cause," Avril said of Sunday's event to 710 ESPN Seattle. "Mike Bennett came out, Brandon Mebane came out to show support, and it was great."

Hauschka, meanwhile, took Great Strides for cystic fibrosis, taking part in a three-mile fundraising walk through downtown Seattle.

Jesse Williams Deals With Cancer Diagnosis

The Seahawks announced Monday that defensive tackle Jesse Williams will undergo kidney surgery after being diagnosed will Papillary Type 2 cancer.

"Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this. I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with a return to football as my ultimate goal. Thank you for your thoughts and support. Go Hawks!"

The 24-year-old Williams was selected by Seattle in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. He has yet to play in an NFL game after knee injuries kept him sidelined through his first two seasons.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's 'Tweet of the Day' comes from us - @Seahawks, sharing photos from Saturday's USC Athletics Hall of Fame induction that included Seattle coach Pete Carroll, who led the Trojans to two national championships.

More From Around The Web

Seattle signed rookie minicamp tryout wide receiver Deshon Foxx on Monday. Running back Demitrius Bronson was waived/injured to make room for Foxx on the 90-man roster.

Seahawks linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis explains why he attended an MBA session at the University of Washington.

Former Seahawks Steve Broussard, Keith Millard, Geoff Reece, and Marcus Trufant are set to be inducted into Washington State University's Athletic Hall of Fame. Go Cougs.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times says the NFL could change its rules surrounding extra points this week.

And Danny Kelly at FieldGulls.com shares game tape on some of the tryout players the Seahawks have signed out of rookie minicamp.

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