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Seahawks To Celebrate Paul Allen’s 20 Years As Owner Of The Team This Week

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today plans to celebrate Paul Allen's 20 years as owner of the franchise leading up to the team's regular season home opener on Sunday, September 17 at CenturyLink Field.  The celebration will culminate with a pregame ceremony prior to kickoff of the Seahawks vs. 49ers game.

Q13 FOX will premiere Moment in Time: Seattle Seahawks Allen Era 20 Year Anniversary, a 30-minute program, on Saturday, September 16 at 11 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 p.m. on Q13 FOX. 

Starting September 14, Q13 FOX will air a series of documentary-style segments, created in conjunction with Vulcan Productions, to tell the story behind the chain of events that led to Mr. Allen's acquisition of the team and exploring how his leadership has laid the foundation for a winning culture.  The segments can be viewed on Q13 News This Morning and Q13 News at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15, as well as on Q13 News This Morning on JoeTV on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.  Since 2012, Q13 FOX has been the official television partner and the home of the Seattle Seahawks.

On September 13, the team will launch a sweepstakes* via Twitter for a chance to win a Seahawks VIP Gameday Experience, consisting of two game tickets vs. the Los Angeles Rams on December 17, pregame field passes, parking pass, jersey signed by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, 12 Flag and a $100 gift card to The Pro Shop.  For the chance to win, fans must share a favorite Seahawks memory from the past 20 years on Twitter. The tweet must contain all of the following:  @Seahawks, @PaulGAllen, #ThanksPaul and #sweepstakes.  Participants must also follow both the @Seahawks and @PaulGAllen.  The winner will be selected randomly.

In addition, the team will launch a special landing page, Seahawks.com/ThanksPaul, to highlight how Mr. Allen's ownership has changed how the team incorporates technology, supports the community and engages fans.

Moment in Time: Seattle Seahawks Allen Era 20 Year Anniversary features a variety of key voices involved in the evolution of the Seattle Seahawks franchise, including:  Pete Carroll, Seahawks Executive VP of Football Operations/Head Coach; Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks Legend and ESPN NFL Analyst; Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember; Gary Locke, former Governor and King County Executive; Joel McHale, Comedian/Actor; Duff McKagan, Guns N' Roses; Peter McLoughlin, President, Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc., and CEO, Vulcan Sports and Entertainment; Steve Raible, Seahawks Legend and Play-By-Play Announcer; Norm Rice, former City of Seattle Mayor; John Schneider, Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager; and Peter Von Reichbauer, King County Councilmember.  The film illustrates a powerful symbiotic relationship with the fans, which has had an impact on the community, region and the players.

On June 17, 1997, Washington state voters approved Referendum 48 by a 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent margin (820,354 yes; 783,584 no), including a 56.4 percent margin (275,358 yes; 213,092 no) in King County, clearing the way for the Seahawks to build the outdoor stadium and for Paul Allen to assume ownership of the team.

Since 1997, the 12s have witnessed the most successful stretch in team history, including the franchise's first Super Bowl title after the 2013 season, a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.  Seattle ranks in the top-10 in the NFL in wins (177) and top-five in multiple postseason categories since Allen became owner of the team.

Visit Seahawks.com/ThanksPaul for more information.

About Q13 FOX and JOEtv

Q13 FOX is the Seattle/Tacoma FOX Network affiliate and the home of Q13 News, which provides 10 hours of local news programming weekdays. Q13 FOX is the official television partner of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC.  JOEtv is the Seattle/Tacoma My Network TV affiliate broadcasting on channel 22/cable 110. JOEtv is home of Q13 News at 9 each night as well as the weekend broadcasts of Q13 News This Morning,  In addition to  a variety of entertainment programming JOEtv is the home of local sports including Sounders FC matches, WNBA Storm and WHL Seattle Thunderbird games. For more information visit www.q13fox.com.

About Vulcan Productions

Vulcan Productions is dedicated to the power of storytelling. The studio produces content and large-scale campaigns that entertain, inspire and change the way people understand the world's toughest challenges. Founded by Paul Allen and Jody Allen, Vulcan Productions creates content across all platforms and spotlights Allen's work in wildlife, science, climate, oceans, exploration, education, technology, current social issues, history and the arts. Award-winning projects includeSundance Special Jury Award-winner STEP,The Ivory Game,Unseen Enemy,Racing Extinction,Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale, Academy Award®-nominatedBody Team 12,Mind of a Giant,We the Economy,We the Voters,Ocean Warriors,#ISurvivedEbola,Girl Rising andThe Blues. Upcoming projects include Ghost Fleet. For information on Vulcan Productions and our leadership in generating change through impact storytelling, visitvulcanproductions.com.

Participants, Moment in Time: Seattle Seahawks Allen Era 20 Year Anniversary

Paul G. Allen, Founder and Chairman, Vulcan Inc.; Chairman Vulcan Sports & Entertainment

Jody Allen, sister of Paul Allen

Michael Bennett, Seahawks DE

Angelica Buri, Seahawks Season Ticket Holder; member, President's Fan Advisory Council

Pete Carroll, Seahawks Executive VP of Football Operations/Head Coach

Mark Collins, Seahawks Season Ticket Holder; Save Our Seahawks

Stephanie Daud, Seahawks Season Ticket Holder; member, President's Fan Advisory Council

Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks Legend; ESPN NFL Analyst

Bert Kolde, member, Seattle Seahawks Board of Directors; Senior Director, Vulcan

Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember

Gary Locke, former Governor, State of Washington; former King County Executive

Joel McHale, Comedian/Actor

Mick McHugh, Local Restaurateur

Duff McKagan, member, Guns N' Roses

Peter McLoughlin, President, Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc.; CEO, Vulcan Sports and Entertainment

Steve Raible, Seahawks Legend and Play-By-Play Announcer

Norm Rice, former Mayor, City of Seattle

John Schneider, Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager

Peter Von Reichbauer, King County Councilmember

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks LB

Russell Wilson, Seahawks QB


* NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the United States who are at least age 18 at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. "Sweepstakes Period" is from 12:00 a.m. PT on September 13, 2017 through 11:59:59 p.m. PT on September 19, 2017.  Total Approx. Retail Value of Prize Package: $2,070. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries. Sweepstakes is subject to Official Rules.  Details and restrictions apply, so visit http://shwks.com/ug4s8 for Official Rules. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor about other Sponsor programs.  Sponsor: Football Northwest LLC d/b/a Seattle Seahawks. 

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