Ex-Seahawk to host youth sports camp in Tulalip

Michael Bennett’s camp is set for Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for kids ages 7-18.

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:39pm
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Herald staff

Former Seattle Seahawk defensive lineman Michael Bennett is hosting a youth sports camp for tribal youth on Sunday at the Tulalip Tribes Sports Complex.

The camp, for indigenous boys and girls ages 7-18, runs from 1-3 p.m. Registration begins at noon.

The event is part of Bennett’s ongoing efforts to reach out to Native American youth.

“I believe that Native kids matter,” Bennett said in a statement provided by his foundation. “We must amplify the voices of Native children because they are the original Americans.”

Bennett played for the Seahawks from 2013-2017 and was part of two Super Bowl teams. He’s currently a member of the New England Patriots.

Organizers of Sunday’s event said more than 500 boys and girls are expected to attend. Bennett will conduct sports drills, exercise with the youngsters and discuss the need for proper nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices and self-respect.

For more information or to register a child, click here.

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