Submitted by The Bridge Music Project
The Seattle Seahawks and Boeing announced today the final local organization to receive 2018 Seahawks home game tickets as part of the Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing (LOY) program. The Bridge Music Project of Thurston County has been selected as the eighth and final organization for the 2018 season, joining seven other local youth organizations that were announced earlier this season. The eighth spot was held open for fans to submit nominations of deserving organizations in their communities. The Bridge Music Project supports music and songwriting programs that mentor youth to use music and songwriting as tools to deal with life’s challenges.
Youth involved in The Bridge Music Project will receive 100 tickets for participants and their chosen guests to attend the Dec. 2 Seahawks home game versus the San Francisco 49ers. The group was invited to attend Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center today, where they were surprised with the news by Seahawks LB KJ Wright, who helped Boeing and the Seahawks choose the group as part of the selection committee.
This year, the Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing program received more than double the nominations for this final spot compared to last year. Because of the volume and quality of nominations from the community, the Seahawks and Boeing selected six additional organizations from this year’s nominations to participate in the 2019 LOY program. They will be announced next year.
“The Seattle Seahawks and Boeing are both a large community presence here in the Northwest. To have them acknowledge the work we do to empower youth through music is a huge honor. This sends the message to our youth that they matter and their voices deserve to be heard,” said Bobby Williams, Executive Director of The Bridge Music Project.
“Boeing is proud to partner with the Seahawks, a team so many of our employees are passionate about, to help provide this unique experience to local kids who are working hard to the do the right thing,” said Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Empowering local youth is part of our commitment to giving back to the local communities where our employees live and work.”
The Seahawks and Boeing are committed to helping provide safe, healthy activities for local youth. The Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing program is designed to recognize and reward students who are committed to their school work, demonstrate leadership, and are active in the community. It also recognizes kids who may be facing difficult challenges and need a positive boost.
Started in 2014, the Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing program seeks to empower youth in Washington by providing Seahawks game tickets to community organizations that serve kids throughout the Northwest. LOY provides 100 game tickets to a group or organization each regular season home game.
The 2018 recipients are as follows:
- 23 vs. Dallas Cowboys: Nerdy Girls
- 7 vs. Los Angeles Rams: FIRST Washington
- 4 vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Techbridge
- 15 vs. Green Bay Packers: Work Force Development Center
- 2 vs. San Francisco 49ers: The Bridge Music Project
- 10 vs. Minnesota Vikings: Youth in Focus
- 23 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: JUMA
- 30 vs. Arizona Cardinals: Washington Mesa
For more information or to apply for the program, visit www.seahawks.com/legionofyouth. For more information about Boeing’s partnerships and investments in Washington, visit www.boeing.com/washington.
About The Bridge Music Project
The Bridge Music Project (The Bridge) is a Thurston County based non-profit organization that teaches at-risk youth how music and writing can be used as tools to deal with life’s challenges. This is done through songwriting workshops where youth work together to write, record and perform original music that shares their stories. Many of the youth participating in The Bridge have experienced challenges such as foster care, homelessness and incarceration. For more visit www.bridgemusicproject.org