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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Legend Cliff Avril To Host Sixth Annual Dining To Make A Difference Event

Round-Up_9.12.19

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Thursday, September 12 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Dine With Avril To Make A Difference

Can you imagine an NFL player pouring you a fine glass of Chardonnay?

In its sixth year running, Seahawks Legend Cliff Avril’s Dining to Make a Difference event is set to take place on September 23. The annual event has historically featured a handful of Seahawks players and coaches pose as celebrity waiters for the three-course charity dinner.

Last year’s event included former Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, linebacker Shaquem Griffin, Legend Kam Chancellor, linebacker K.J. Wright, and offensive tackle Duane Brown. To no surprise, Avril’s event page reads that “this year is sure to be even more exciting. The night includes a live and silent auction, raffle; and interaction with some of your favorite players.”

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Cliff Avril Family Foundation, which the former defensive end started in 2014 to increase awareness of Type 2 diabetes in youth. In recent years, the foundation has expanded to execute humanitarian efforts in Haiti, where Avril’s roots lie, in addition to working with community-based organizations in Seattle and Jacksonville (Avril’s native town of Jacksonville).

Avril himself tweeted out a photo on Tuesday from last year’s event to promote this year.

Fellow Seahawks Legend Doug Baldwin quote retweeted his former teammate, saying, “get your tickets to support my brother’s event!”

For more info to purchase tickets for the September 23 event, follow this link.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from our official Twitter account, as we promote our newest episode of Seahawks Stories, which dives into the history of the 3 J’s.

More From Around The Web

Head coach Pete Carroll shares injury updates during Wednesday’s press conference.

Seahawks.com’s John Boyle writes up a feature story on defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson’s thoughts and feelings before heading back to face the Steelers in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

Tony Drovetto at Seahawks.com shares the report from Wednesday’s practice.

Joe Fann at NBC Sports Northwest and Art Thiel at SportsPressNW both elaborate on Jefferson’s homecoming.

Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle, Gregg Bell at The Tacoma News Tribune, and Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times, all report on the team’s injuries and the status of individual players.

Joe Fann at NBC Sports Northwest answers some fan-submitted questions in his newest edition of ‘Fann Mail.’

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times makes his predictions for what the Seahawks secondary could look like this Sunday.

Gregg Bell at The Tacoma News Tribune explains how defensive end Jadeveon Clowney’s arrival has impacted the defensive line.

Michael-Shawn Dugar at The Athletic interviews players on what their ‘must-have travel items’ are.

Take a look back at Cliff Avril's 4th Annual Dining to Make a Difference that took place Monday night at the Palisade restaurant. Proceeds went to Cliff Avril's Family Foundation which supports healthy living and those affected by Juvenile Diabetes. 

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