Gee Scott sits down with Seahawks legends Doug Baldwin, Cliff Avril, and Michael Bennett

Apr 6, 2022, 11:59 AM
Gee and Doug Baldwin, Cliff Avril, and Michael Bennett...
(KIRO Newsradio)
(KIRO Newsradio)

In March, former Seattle Seahawks Doug Baldwin, Cliff Avril, and Michael Bennett unveiled a new initiative designed to raise funds and support for nonprofits across the region. KIRO Newsradio’s Gee Scott sat down with the trio this week to discuss the new initiative, as well as the current state of the Seahawks franchise.

Trio of former Seahawks stars launch new initiative to support local nonprofits

As part of what they’re calling Champions for Change, Baldwin, Avril, and Bennett plan to have their new philanthropic endeavor host a series of fundraising events to bring awareness to local organizations doing work for families across the Puget Sound region.

Speaking to how it came about, they cite a close relationship to each other dating back to their days in the NFL.

“We felt like it made sense — it shows how unique our team was,” Avril described. “For us, we genuinely liked each other — kid’s birthday party, all 53 guys might show up. That’s not a normal thing.”

“Us doing this isn’t necessarily a shock per se, but it’s not the norm, and for us to come together collectively to give back to the same community we played in front of, us coming together is more in line with us wanting to keep giving back.”

“We understand from a different level of interaction and engagement with the community, and so now being able to utilize our influence and leverage to point that effort in the direction of some of these organizations who have been doing the ground work, we’re tackling some of the problems in our region with a holistic approach,” Baldwin added.

You can watch the full interview below:

Gee and Ursula Show

Gee and Ursula

Dalton Day

Pierce County executive vetoes safe parking policy citing skirt of community feedback process

A measure to designate additional parking facilities for homeless communities in Pierce County has been struck down.
13 days ago
MyNorthwest Staff

City leaders lobby Congress to relax pot shop banking laws amid recent spate of armed robberies

Seattle city leaders called on Congress to pass the SAFE Banking Act, a bill that would allow pot stores to access traditional banking services.
20 days ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Economist: ‘Particular concern’ for first-time homeowners amid rising mortgage rates

Prospective homeowners might be wondering if now is the right time to buy before interest rates get raised.
23 days ago
Cars at Pike Place Market...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Local officials attempt to kick out ‘Pike Street Drummer’ Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson, a street jazz drummer often performing at Pike Place Market, is facing the wrath of nearby residents who want him and his music gone after years of bringing entertainment to the area
25 days ago
COVID vaccine students...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Reykdal: Board of Health ‘landed in right place’ by not mandating COVID vaccine for students

Superintendent Chris Reykdal explains the reason behind the Board of Health not requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students this fall. 
1 month ago
Trygve (The Gee and Ursula Show)...
MyNorthwest Staff

‘Not enough to just say ‘no’ to drugs:’ Bereaved Mukilteo mother on the need for fentanyl education

A mother who lost a son to an accidental Fentanyl overdose calls on the Mukilteo School District to improve their drug education curriculum.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles


Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]

Compassion International Is Determined to ‘Fill’ a Unique Type of Football ‘Stadium’

Compassion International SPONSORED — During this fall’s football season—and as the pandemic continues to impact the entire globe—one organization has been urging caring individuals to help it “fill” a unique type of “stadium” in order to make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Compassion International’s distinctive Fill the Stadium (FtS, initiative provides […]

What are the Strongest, Greenest, Best Windows?

Lake Washington Windows & Doors SPONSORED — Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice for window replacement due to their fundamental strength and durability. There is no other type of window that lasts as long as fiberglass; so why go with anything else? Fiberglass windows are 8x stronger than vinyl, lower maintenance than wood, more thermally […]

COVID Vaccine is a Game-Changer for Keeping our Kids Healthy

Snohomish Health District SPONSORED — Cheers to the parents and guardians who keep their kids safe and healthy. The dad who cooks a meal with something green in it, even though he’s tired and drive-thru burgers were tempting. The mom who calms down the little one who loudly and resolutely does NOT want to brush […]
Experience Anacortes

Coastal Christmas Celebration Week in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.
Gee Scott sits down with Seahawks legends Doug Baldwin, Cliff Avril, and Michael Bennett