Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson’s ‘Why Not You Foundation’ Releases Video For Teen Empowerment Campaign

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Wednesday, February 20 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Why Not You?

Most fans love Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for much more than what he accomplishes on the field. Wilson is known to lend a helping hand in his community and he often expresses his passion for serving others. The star quarterback tweeted a video on Tuesday to promote a partnership between his ‘Why Not You Foundation,’ The King County Library System (KCLS), and JPMorgan Chase. The partnership supports a new campaign that Wilson and Ciara launched February 8, titled, ‘DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible.’

The promotional video features Russell and Ciara speaking to dozens of high school students at the Tukwila Library and revealing two custom-designed library cards. The library cards are free and provide all-access to the King County Library system. The video also incorporates sound bites from a few key players involved in the partnership including Beth Castleberry, Executive Director of KCLS Foundation, and Phyllis Campbell, Chairman PNW of JPMorgan Chase.

According to the foundation’s website, the ‘DREAM Big: Anything is Possible’ campaign kicked off “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.”

Wilson 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.” The foundation has historically 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 Seahawks quarterback Brett Hundley, as he participates in some caffeinated taste testing on a vacation in Columbia.

Take a look back at some of the Seahawks' community events from the 2018 season.

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