Seattle Seahawks Organizational Spotlight


Seattle Seahawks Community Engagement is committed to educating, empowering, and inspiring Seattle’s youth, support military communities, encourage safety, encourage youth football, and create meaningful connections to the community.


Hometown Huddle – A day of volunteering, such as teaching youth about staying healthy and helping revamp playground areas in elementary schools.

Play 60 Challenge – A campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day to help beat obesity among children, and is usually implemented locally in schools with other organizations.

Legion of Youth – Legion of Youth, powered by Boeing is a Seahawks gameday ticket experience for community organizations that serve youth throughout the Northwest. Legion of Youth recognizes students who may need a positive boost, are committed to their schoolwork, demonstrate leadership or are active in the community.

Mary’s Place – Windermere Real Estate donates $100 to Mary’s Place, a place that provides safe shelter for women, children, and families, for every defensive tackle by the Seahawks. It has raised about $117,500 already.



Fuel Up to Play 60 – This is a nutrition and physical activity program for in-school created by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It helps encourage healthier lives among.

Seahawks License Plates Each sale of a Seattle Seahawks specialty license plate benefits InvestED and the Washington World Fellows program to provide help for middle and high school students in Washington State with funding and equity-based scholarships to high school students for study in Spain.

NFL Youth Football Initiatives/Kids ResourcesThe Seahawks support all youth with various resources on their Kids Resources page, to help youth keep their bodies and minds active and healthy.

A Better Seattle (ABS)ABS was founded by Head Coach, Pete Carroll, to reduce youth and gang violence in Seattle by funding and supporting the deployment of Accelerator YMCA of Seattle’s Alive & Free professionally trained street outreach workers.

Ben’s Fund – Ben’s Fund was founded in 2012 by Executive Vice President/General Manager John Schneider and his wife, Traci, in honor of their son, Ben, who was diagnosed with autism. This provides grants to families in Washington to help with medical bills, etc. in helping the child.

Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation (SSCF) – SSCF promotes healthy social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of youth by creating more opportunities for their participation in sports.

Crucial Catch This is an initiative to tackle several types of cancer, which includes the Host Cancer Awareness Games, Fund CHANGE grants, contribution to breast cancer screening, and supporting online health assessment tools.

WE DayWe Day gathers hundreds of thousands of youth and educators with well-known speakers, icons, and musicians to celebrate youth and positive change. Students are allowed to go to We Day after completing several actions on any issue.

Seahawks Legends – Through the NFL “Legends Community,” Seahawks Legends embraces all those who have played in the NFL and bring opportunities to former players to stay connected.

My Cause, My Cleats – Seahawks participated in this cause for players to wear customized cleats to showcase their choice of a charitable cause. 36 Seahawks players, and GM John Schneider, President Chuck Arnold, and HOF Legend Walter Jones, participated.  23 pairs of cleats were auctioned and raised about $34,000.

Equality & Justice Action Fund – Launched in 2017, Seahawks players Equality & Justice Fund supports education and leadership programs addressing equality and justice in partnership with Seattle Foundation.


Alexandra Bowman

Alexandra Bowman

Sports Philanthropy Network

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