Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks, Safeway Team Up To Raise Money For Charity

In partnership with Safeway, three Seahawks competed in a challenge for charity on Tuesday morning in Issaquah.

Doug Baldwin, DeShawn Shead, and Kache Palacio took part in Safeway Seahawks Sweep on Tuesday, December 12 at Safeway in Issaquah, where players joined shoppers and local youth to help raise money for area charities through a series of gameshow-style competitions hosted by former Seahawk Jordan Babineaux.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, December 12 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Safeway Seahawks Sweep

The Seahawks teamed up with Safeway Tuesday morning for a good cause, with receiver Doug Baldwin, cornerback DeShawn Shead, and linebacker Kache Palacio heading to Issaquah for the annual 'Safeway Seahawks Sweep.'

The gameshow-style competition, hosted by former Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux, saw a total of $140,000 (donated by participating vendors and The Safeway Foundation) handed out to local charities, including Family First Community Center, Central Area Youth Association (CAYA), and Mary's Place. Three teams comprised of a Seahawks player, a Safeway Shop and Score winner, and a youth member of each charity program battled in Safeway store trivia, turkey bowling, Plinko, and a timed sweep through the Issaquah store to collect the highest value basket possible. 

In the end it was Shead's squad that took home first place, claiming $50,000 for CAYA. Baldwin's group took second and $40,000 for Family First Community Center, while Palacio's team took third and $30,000 for Mary's Place. Safeway also surprised Babineaux, a Texas native, with a check for $20,000 to his Hurricane Harvey relief fund.

A few social media highlights from the event are embedded below.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from longtime Chicago Bears receiver/kick returner Devin Hester, who announced his retirement from the NFL this morning. Hester, who spent the 2016 postseason as a member of the Seahawks, holds the NFL record for return touchdowns with 20.

"I'll always appreciate the opportunities I was given to experience new cities throughout my career, and I loved my time in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Seattle," Hester reflected in a lengthy retirement note on Twitter. "I had a different role with those teams, and serving as the veteran presence in those locker rooms helped me develop skills I'll use forever. I appreciate all of the coaches, teammates, and fans who made my time in those cities special."

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares five things we learned from Pete Carroll's Monday press conference that saw the Seattle head coach review his team's 30-24 loss to the Jaguars. Boyle's also details what stood out from the Seahawks' snap counts on Sunday.

A look at 10 numbers that help tell the story of the Seahawks' Week 14 game at Jacksonville.

What the Seahawks said and what the Jaguars said in the locker room following Sunday's game at EverBank Field.

Microsoft.com goes behind-the-scenes at Seahawks headquarters to look at how the club is using data and sports science to aid player recovery.

And Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times holds his weekly Seahawks Q&A chat.

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