NFL Star Kam Chancellor Hosts Annual Memorial Day Cookout

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Seattle Seahawks Safety to Serve Nearly 1,000 people in Hampton Roads

The NFL has given me a platform to affect change in my community, and I truly believe that to whom much is given, much is required.

As part of the Kam Cares Foundation, Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks will host the Fourth Annual Seven Cities Family & Friends Memorial Day Cookout on Saturday, May 25 at Lakewood Park in Norfolk, Va. The event -- sponsored by Pepsi, Z104, and 95.7 R&B -- will foster a sense of community, while providing families across Hampton Roads with a free opportunity to enjoy the holiday and meet some of their favorite NFL players.

This year’s line up includes Chancellor’s teammates, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, as well as Tyrod Taylor of the Baltimore Ravens and Ryan Williams of the Arizona Cardinals. Attendees should expect an impressive presentation of food and great music from local DJs, in addition to moon bounces, face paining, and other children’s activities.

“I look forward to our Memorial Day Cookout every year because it gives me an opportunity to give back to the 757 area, and at the same time, show my appreciation for the community’s support throughout my career,” said Chancellor. “Through this event, we create an atmosphere where families can spend quality time with one another and have good old fashioned fun – without the expense.”

The Family & Friends Memorial Day Cookout is one of several charitable events presented through the Kam Cares Foundation – an organization designed to serve children from single-parent families and lower socio-economic backgrounds in the Hampton Roads and Seattle areas. Before the season kicks off, Chancellor will take his usual front and center role in the foundation’s annual Books to Bikes event, scheduled for mid-July in Norfolk; and Back-to-School Supplies Drive, slated for August – also in Hampton Roads. To add to the grandeur of these events, the foundation will partner with the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle to identify five families that Chancellor will personally take on a shopping trip for clothing, shoes, and school supplies – ensuring they are prepared for the upcoming school year.

“The NFL has given me a platform to affect change in my community, and I truly believe that to whom much is given, much is required,” said Chancellor. “I just want to be an inspiration to younger generations – on and off the field.”

The Seattle Seahawks recently signed Chancellor, their star safety, to a multiyear contract extension worth $35 million over five years. The 2011 Pro Bowler finished last season second on the Seahawks with 101 tackles.

Additional Event Details:

Date/Time: Saturday, May 25, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lakewood Park - 1612 Willow Wood Dr., Norfolk, Va.

*This event is free and open to the public.

About the Kam Cares Foundation

Kam Cares was established in 2012 to help build communities through the prudent support of 501c3 organizations with programs that have a direct impact on the under-served and less fortunate. The Kam Cares Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the local & global community – demonstrating a commitment to investing value that will show a return to those in the community. The foundation seeks to serve children from single parent homes and lower socio-economic backgrounds, specifically in Kam Chancellor’s hometown of Hampton Roads, Va. and his team’s home in Seattle, Wash.


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