The Boys & Girls Clubs Washington State Association is now in their second year as a partner of the Seattle Seahawks‚Äô Spirit of 12 Partners Program.
As a Spirit of 12 Partner, the Boys & Girls Clubs will distribute the Seahawks Gameday Magazine, keeping 100% of the proceeds, which are then matched by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Boys & Girls Clubs will distribute the magazines at the November 2nd and December 21st games. Last year, Boys & Girls Clubs raised over $55,000 through this great partnership.
The proceeds will benefit over 87,000 Club members between the ages of 6 and 18 and an additional 94,000 other youth through outreach services through out the state of Washington. The Boys & Girls Clubs offers programs within 124 Clubs, including 5 military bases, as well as over 100 outreach sites throughout the state.
The Seahawks and Boys & Girls Clubs will be working together to provide youth with needed life skills, self-esteem and positive values for a successful future.
Other ways that you can see the Boys & Girls Clubs working with the Seattle Seahawks to promote positive youth activity are:
- Seahawks Youth Football and Cheerleading Jamboree–a day of football and cheerleading for teams from the Northwest Youth Sports Alliance (partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and Metro Parks Tacoma) at Qwest Field. An experience of a lifetime for these young athletes to play and perform on an NFL field. This event will take place Sunday, September 28, 2008.
- Boys & Girls Clubs members from Bellevue and South Puget Sound participated during the halftime performance for the August 29th preseason game. This was a great opportunity for the kids to see and experience Qwest Field up close and personal, as well as meet some of the players.
- Seahawks Gameday Magazine–100% of proceeds raised from distributing the magazine at the November 2nd and December 21st games will be matched by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs Washington State Association.
- The NFL is national partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with the NFL Charities and NFL Youth Football Fund supporting programs at Clubs nationwide.
Thank you Seattle Seahawks and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for making a positive difference and investing in our most precious natural resource…our children.
If you would like to find out more information or want to volunteer to distribute programs at the games, please contact Doug Baker, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs Washington State Association at 206-618-8041.