Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, June 24 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
As we near the end of Pride Month, the Seahawks are continuing to show their support for area LGBTQ+ organizations. We're proud to show our support for the Cascade Flag Football Association, The Pride Foundation and the Lambert House, all of which help to further justice and equality for LGBTQ+ Washingtonians.
Cascade Flag Football
The Cascade Flag Football Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 as an LGBTQIA and allies flag football league in Seattle. The Seahawks are proud to donate $2,500 to the football league that is fully inclusive for all players to enjoy the game of football at a recreational level. For players that are looking to advance their football skills and compete at a higher level, the CFFA offers the Seattle Boom, who participate in the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) tournaments.
"While 2020 has proven to be a challenge, we are currently planning on having an extended season once allowed. So far this year has been a lot of "CAN'T DO's", but our goal is to make the Fall about the "CAN DO's" and share the experience with everyone who joins in the fun," said Brian Hawker, the CFFA Commissioner.
"Cascade Flag Football is excited to be an official part of the Seahawks family for 2 years now, and we look forward to being part of the family for a long time coming."
The Pride Foundation
Hoping to advance equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people, The Pride Foundation helps fuel transformative movements in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. A $5,000 donation from the Seahawks will help to support The Pride Foundation's efforts to communities in crisis, especially those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lambert House
Providing LGBTQ+ youth with a safe environment, the Lambert House educates youth ages 11-22. Programming includes activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events. The Lambert House also provides resources for basic needs, case management, and advocacy. To assist with renovation costs needed for their Youth Shelter in Seattle, the Seahawks donated $5,000.
"Lambert House is offering LGBTQ youth 14 weekly groups online to keep them socially connected while they stay home for safety. Social connection is critical for LGBTQ teens and we thank the Seattle Seahawks for helping Lambert House to continue serving LGBTQ youth during the pandemic," says Ken Shulman, Executive Director of the Lambert House.
All In WA
Today's the day! The "telethon megaconcert" of the summer is taking place tonight to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Headlining the concert are Washington natives Macklemore, Brandi Carlile and Pearl Jam, while some Seahawks are making guest appearances. We'll be represented by head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson, whose wife, Ciara will also participate.
The concert will air tonight on King 5 and KONG from 7-8 p.m.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from the official Twitter account of CenturyLink Field, as we highlight the stadium's rainbow arch lights in honor of Pride Month.
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