Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Nov. 8 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Jon Ryan Gives Back To University Of Regina
Seahawks Legend Jon Ryan is still playing professional football in his hometown with the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Even after two years with the Green Bay Packers and then 10 with the Seahawks, the punter still has a passion to compete.
In addition to his play on the field, Ryan continues to do good off the field. With his mother and brother, Ryan announced Sunday a $200,000 donation to the University of Regina (his alma mater). And they named the scholarship after the family patriarch, Bob Ryan.
The Bob Ryan Memorial Scholarship is the largest donation the university has ever received. Bob attended the school as well, always supporting the football program that both his sons played for. He died in 2006 after a battle with cancer, the same year that Jon made his NFL debut.
"It's a really big deal for my family, obviously my father made a huge impact on this community, he loved the Regina Rams," Jon told Regina’s CTV News. "My brother (Steve) and I both played. We had a goal set out to start this scholarship fund, we've been raising money for a number of years, it's pretty important to us to give back."
Money from the Bob Ryan Foundation and Gear Up with Jon Ryan Foundation helped make the donation possible.
The Bob Ryan Memorial Scholarship will provide five annual $2,000 awards. It will be aimed to help student-athletes accomplish their academic and athletic goals, something that Bob was deeply passionate about.
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More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, watch the latest episode of Seahawks Saturday Night Mic’d Up, featuring Pete Carroll against the Jaguars.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times analyzes the pros and cons of the Seahawks taking a chance on free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune on how Quandre Diggs is establishing his long-term value this season.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN Seattle explains how the Seahawks’ playoff hopes are very much still alive, even at 3-5.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated details how the Seahawks got help from their competitors during the bye week.