RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today plans to raise awareness and funds to support the youth homelessness campaign, launched in late November in partnership with team owner Paul G. Allen, at the Seahawks versus Cardinals game on Saturday, December 24. Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. All stadium gates open at 10:30 a.m. and Touchdown City opens at 10 a.m.
The goal of the youth homelessness campaign is to invest in programs and organizations that are doing innovative and effective work to help stop the cycle of homelessness in the community, specifically for Snohomish County's Cocoon House. Cocoon House provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families.
Every dollar donated to Cocoon House will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Paul G. Allen.
- Throughout the game, fans will be able to make a donation to Cocoon House during check-out at all concession stands, Pro Shop stadium locations, via the Seahawks Mobile App or by texting TEAM to 91999.
- Net profits from the sales of Licketty's BBQ brisket sandwich, located in the North Plaza, will also be allocated to Cocoon House.
- The team launched an online charity auction that offers one-of-a-kind Seahawks memorabilia with 100% of proceeds designated for Cocoon House. The online charity auction will run through December 31 with additional game-used items added after Saturday's game. Fans can also make a cash donation through the site. Visit Auctions.Seahawks.com/ and click the tab "Help End Homelessness" to view the items.
- Representatives from Cocoon House will have a booth in Touchdown City to share information about their programs and how fans can help.
- The Seahawks will donate 12% of sales for every blanket purchased in December at the four Seahawks retail stores including CenturyLink Field, downtown Seattle, Renton Landing and Alderwood Mall.
About Cocoon House
Cocoon House is a non-profit that provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Snohomish County. The mission of Cocoon House is to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. Visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org/ for more information.
About Prevent Youth Homelessness Campaign
Over 4,500 people are living unsheltered every night in Seattle, and an estimated 40% of the adult homeless population was homeless as a youth. Puget Sound has an urgent need for solutions to youth homelessness to prevent and end the cycle of chronic homelessness. Fans are encouraged to make a donation to the campaign online here or by texting TEAM to 91999. Additional information can be found at: http://homelessness.paulallen.com/