Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, March 14 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Marshawn Lynch Chips In $10K To HBCU 'Battle Of The Brains' Scholarship Fund
The fifth annual HBCU Battle of the Brains competition was held last week into Sunday, pitting teams of students from historically black colleges and universities around the country against each other to find some of the brightest minds.
In the competition, teams of five to eight students in various business and STEM majors have 24 hours to develop a solution to a problem based on the business challenges presented. The teams must thoroughly analyze the situation, come up with their solution, and effectively present it in a pitch to a panel. The students then must show mastery of the subject matter in a Q&A session with the judges.
The first place team earns a prize of $50,000 in scholarship money — but Marshawn Lynch decided to sweeten the pot by adding an extra $10,000 on top of it.
The Seahawks Legend was in attendance for the competition in Austin, TX, and let the students know that he liked what they were doing and wanted to reward them for it.
"Between me and my cousins, I think we're going to throw another 10 on it," Lynch told the students. "I had an opportunity to see what was out there and I kind of like what I've seen. I know it's going to be hard for those judges to make a decision, so we're going to put a little extra pressure on. We're going to throw another 10 on there from our foundation."
Fisk University took home the top prize, with Huston-Tillotson University coming in second and Morehouse University coming in third.
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