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Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation Awards $100,000 In Scholarships

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Wednesday, June 26 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

The Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Now what you just watched, assuming you watched the minute-long video embedded above, isn’t your average unboxing video. It’s really not a regular ‘film-your-reaction’ style video either. The two young ladies featured in the first 20 seconds of the video posted by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson both opened up some life-changing letters.

Eight graduating high school students were recently named as the inaugural Why Not You Scholars and were given a collective $100,000 in scholarship money to help them achieve their post-secondary educational dreams. In the video, Wilson personally congratulates the winners of the scholarships and outlines exactly how the incredible program works.

These awards were given in collaboration with Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation and College Success Foundation. The two organizations partnered together to create the Why Not You Scholarship Program, which is designed to annually help students continue their education at a trade school, community college, or four-year university.

Announced back in February 2019, the Why Not You Scholarship Program was launched as a part of the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible teen empowerment campaign presented by the Why Not You Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, and King County Library System.

The campaign’s purpose is “to inspire youth to achieve their dreams and promote opportunities for access, education, and support through one of the most important community resources: our libraries.” Wilson states that “believing that you can do something great, means you will do something great.”

The Seahawks quarterback launched the ‘Why Not You Foundation’ in 2014 in order to create “real and lasting change in the world by motivating, empowering and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.” In the past, the foundation has been making an impact in the community in different capacities such as making donations to Seattle Children’s Hospital and partnering with businesses to set up pop-up concerts.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from the official Twitter account of the Seahawks’ fanbase, the 12s, as they tweet out a GIF showing off all of the wondrous places our fans have brought the 12 flag. Where will you take yours? Be sure to take a photo and tag @12s on Twitter or Instagram.

More From Around The Web

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times answers some fan-submitted questions in a Q&A article.

Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle takes a look at rookie running back Travis Homer after Brock Huard & Mike Salk list Homer at No. 20 on their roster of most intriguing Seahawks.

Brady Henderson at ESPN.com answers the question directed at the PNW member of the NFC West—"Can Russell Wilson top his ultra-efficient 2018 for the Seattle Seahawks?”

In early June, the National Football League and Nike announced the “11-On” Initiative, a scholastic-based, team-oriented, character-building program created to continue the league’s commitment to developing the next generation of football athletes. The Seahawks are one of 16 NFL teams to take part in the program, hosting an 11-On camp at team headquarters this past weekend.

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