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Seattle Seahawks Announce Safeway as Team's Community Entitlement Partner


RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks announced today that Safeway will expand its long-standing partnership with the club to include entitlement of the team's Community Engagement programming.

"The Seahawks and Safeway both have a deep-rooted commitment to serving our community and helping those who need it most," said Mario Bailey, Seahawks Vice President of Community Engagement & Legends. "Safeway has been an incredible partner to the Seahawks for many years, so we are excited to come together with them in this new capacity as we strive to make an even greater impact on our region moving forward."

As the Seahawks' community engagement entitlement sponsor, Safeway will partner with the team on various activities throughout the year, including player and Legend appearances and joint fundraising efforts to benefit local non-profit organizations. A Safeway patch will also be worn on the Seahawks' community jerseys worn by players and Legends at events. Additionally, Safeway will serve as the presenting partner of the team's new Seahawks Community Awards launching this season.

To celebrate their new community partnership, Safeway employees volunteered alongside Seahawks staff today at the team's annual employee day of service. Later this summer, the Seahawks and Safeway, in partnership with KING 5, will host a food drive at the annual Seahawks Football Fest on August 3 to benefit Northwest Harvest.

"One of the aspects we've cherished most about our partnership with the Seahawks is the ability to bring joy and support to all the communities we serve in Washington through our collaborations," said Sara Osborne, Public and Government Affairs Director for Safeway. "We look forward to taking this work to another level with this formalized partnership, as we work to leverage our tremendous customer and fan engagement to create opportunities of community empowerment and celebration throughout the state."

About the Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team and have since won one Super Bowl (Super Bowl XLVIII), 11 division titles, and three conference championships. The club is headquartered at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. and plays at Lumen Field in downtown Seattle. The Seahawks organization continues to be one of the strongest in the league, consistently ranking in the NFL's top 10 in numerous categories, including local and national fanbase, fan experience, retail, and digital engagement. Off the field, the club supports nearly 2,500 charities around the Pacific Northwest and beyond and uses its unique and powerful platform to support community programs in areas including youth empowerment, the future of football, social justice, community response, and the military community. The team's corporate partnerships include club deals with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Lumen, Starbucks, T-Mobile and Toyota. Follow the team online at or @seahawks on social media.

About Safeway

Safeway is a banner within the Albertsons Companies national network of grocery stores. Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer in the United States. As of December 2, 2023, the Company operated 2,271 retail food and drug stores with 1,726 pharmacies, 401 associated fuel centers, 22 dedicated distribution centers and 19 manufacturing facilities. The Company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with 24 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2022, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company contributed more than $200 million in food and financial support, including more than $40 million through our Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities have enough to eat.

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