Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin faced Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald in the final round of the Madden Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge on Tuesday, December 6, with Donald taking home a 20-9 victory and $51,000 for Make-A-Wish foundation.
Roughly one week before their two teams meet on Thursday Night Football at Seattle's CenturyLink Field, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald faced off in the final round of the Madden Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge.
Baldwin, playing at The Microsoft Store inside nearby Bellevue Square, topped Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson and New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty to get to the championship round, where the winner would take home $51,000 for a charity of their choice. Baldwin was playing for Southern Youth Sports Association — the same organization he supported this past Sunday night through the NFL's 'My Cause, My Cleats' campaign — while Donald was representing the Make-A-Wish foundation.
"It's a program for inner-city youth," Baldwin said of SYSA, which is based in his home state Florida. "They take them off the streets and give them an opportunity to excel in academics and in sports. They've been a program since I was six years old, so fortunately enough I'm playing for them tonight to give them an opportunity to continue to do what they do in the community."
NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders served as a guest commentator for the match, which Baldwin wound up dropping to Donald by a final score of 20-9.
"Southern Youth Sports Association back home in Pensacola, Florida," Baldwin said following the defeat. "I'm thankful for all the support throughout the years since I was a kid."
The full video of the pair's online matchup can be found starting at the 6:20 mark of this video.