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Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic raises more than $290,000

Thomas Building research floor to be named for the football legend

July 25, 2011
Jacob Green and friends

Former Seahawks star football player Jacob Green and friends raised more than $290,000 for Center programs at the 24th annual Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic July 14 and 15.

Photo by Corky Trewin, Seattle Seahawks

Former Seattle Seahawks star football player Jacob Green and friends raised more than $290,000 for Hutchinson Center programs at the 24th annual Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic July 14 and 15.

The auction and dinner at the Westin Seattle—and golf tournament at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge—benefit Center research, the Pete Gross House and the Family Assistance Fund.

Sports anchor Jen Mueller of Root Sports emceed the auction and introduced celebrity golfers at the tournament.

Through the years, Green’s events have raised more than $2.6 million for the Center. Read more about the tournament and Green’s philanthropic history on the Seattle Seahawks website.

See video from the event here.

plaque honoring the Jacob Green Foundation

Research floor honors Jacob Green Foundation This plaque honoring the Jacob Green Foundation was placed on the third floor of the Center’s Thomas Building on July 22. Jacob Green Sr. was Green’s dad, who died of pancreas cancer in 1984. Pete Gross was a sports broadcaster and “Voice of the Seahawks” for 17 years before losing his life to cancer.

Photo by Dean Forbes

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