RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks announced today that The Puyallup Tribe of Indians has donated a total of $500,000 to charity partners of the Seahawks. Ten local charities will receive $50,000 each and were chosen for their direct work with youth and social service programs in the Pacific Northwest.
"It is an honor and privilege for the Puyallup Tribe to partner with the Seahawks to support these 10 charities with a donation of $50,000 each," said Bill Sterud, Chairman, Puyallup Tribe. "It was not long ago the Puyallup people were helped by many of these charities and so we are pleased to be able to return their kindness."
The recipients are as follows:
- City of Tacoma, Neighborhood and Community Services
- Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)
- Helping Hand House
- New Beginnings
- Sawhorse Revolution
- Special Olympics National Games
- Sports in Schools
- Vision House
- Washington Department of Veteran Affairs
"We are honored and humbled by the generosity of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians during this time of great need in our community," said Mike Flood, Seahawks Vice President of Community Outreach. "These charities are each doing such valuable work and directly impact our fans through a variety of vital programs and services."
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians formed a committee that handles charitable contributions. The name of the fund that houses the funds is called the Puyallup Tribe Charity Trust Fund. For more information, visit www.puyallup-tribe.com.
Representatives from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians visited Seattle Seahawks headquarters on Thursday, June 14 to deliver a $500,000 donation in support of the team's charity partners. Ten local charities, including City of Tacoma Neighborhood and Community Services, Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN), Helping Hand House, New Beginnings, Reach, Sawhorse Revolution, Special Olympics National Games, Sports in Schools, Vision House, and Washington Department of Veteran Affairs received $50,000 each and were chosen for their direct work with youth and social service programs in the Pacific Northwest.