Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks GM John Schneider and wife Traci raise autism awareness

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John and Traci Schneider with help from the Seattle Seahawks raised $382,000 for FEAT Washington.


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, April 21 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Schneider's Raise Autism Awareness

Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider and his wife Traci are hosting the fourth-annual "Prime Time" celebrity waiter event featuring Seahawks players, coaches, and staff this Thursday to raise funds for their foundation, Ben's Fund, named in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.

Ben's Fund provides opportunities to families across the state of Washington that are seeking financial assistance for services related to autism spectrum disorder treatments. The Schneider's established the program in 2012 and have since raised more than $850,000 and distributed more than $400,000 in grants to more than 500 families.

This past week, the Schneider's met with several media outlets to share their story, the links to which are laid out for you below.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times has a detailed account of how the Schneider's have handled their son Ben's diagnosis.

John and Traci joined KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show, calling for 12s to join the cause by bidding on several game-used items. One hundred percent of the auction's proceeds go to Ben's Fund.

And the Schneider's also did video spots with Q13 FOX and KING 5.

In a related note, the Seahawks will donate 10 percent of sales to Ben's Fund for every regular priced hat and knit cap sold during the month of April at the team's four Pro Shop locations - CenturyLink Field, 401 Pike Street, The Landing in Renton or Alderwood Mall.

2015 Schedule Release Tonight

As a reminder, the NFL will release the 2015 schedule at 5 p.m. PT.

NFL Network will begin live coverage at that time and we'll have the full schedule available right here at Seahawks.com, as well as across our social media channels and mobile app.

Seahawks Biggest Winners In Free Agency?

A look at the projected Seattle Seahawks roster for the 2015 season including new faces from free agency and trade. This gallery is updated with every offseason transaction.

NFL.com's *Around the League *staff shares their take on which teams "won" this year's free agency period and five teams earn a mention: the Seahawks, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, and Indianapolis Colts.

Marc Sessler is the League writer that picked Seattle. Here's what he had to say about the Seahawks' offseason acquisitions:

I still see the Seahawks as the most talented team in the NFC. And the most talented team in the NFC just traded for Jimmy Graham.

The swap helps Seattle's offense in more ways than one. After trying to trade for Jordan Cameron and Julius Thomas last autumn, the Seahawks have outdone themselves, furnishing quarterback Russell Wilson with one of the game's most dynamic playmakers. With his ability to line up all over the field, Graham gives Seattle the mismatch advantage they hoped to find in Percy Harvin.

Graham also takes weight off the ground game. Marshawn Lynch will benefit from the attention heaped on the pass-catcher, who regularly draws multiple cover men. The Seahawks have added a rare difference-maker to their Super Bowl-ready roster. That's how you win free agency.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who supports the Schneider's autism awareness efforts by sharing a link to FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Washington. You can learn more about the organization, and how to donate, by visiting www.featwa.org.

More From Around The Web

A record attendance at this year's annual Seahawks 12k along the shores of Lake Washington on Sunday. Fittingly, 12,000 12s packed the nearly seven and a half mile stretch from The Landing in Renton to VMAC and back.

Here at Seahawks.com, we continue our 2015 NFL Draft preview series with a look at the defensive line. We highlighted the offensive line yesterday.

The Seahawks re-signed offensive lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre yesterday. Last year, Jeanpierre started three games at center in place of an injured Max Unger, who was sent to the New Orleans Saints this offseason as part of the trade to acquire tight end Jimmy Graham.

For the second consecutive season, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks dominate NFL Players Inc. player-sales list.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman recaps last week's player-trip to Hawaii.

Rob Rang at SeahawkFootball.com takes a look at which running backs the Seahawks could select with the No. 63 overall pick, the team's first pick in this year's draft.

And Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times reviews where the Seahawks stand at quarterbackrunning back and wide receiver as the NFL Draft nears.

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