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Seahawks legend Cliff Avril donates $50,000 to local organizations helping with COVID-19


FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril reacts after he sacked Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle. Avril has experience the lows of an 0-16 season in Detroit and the highs of a Super Bowl title in Seattle. Coming off the best regular season of his career, Avril's past and present clash this week with the Seahawks hosting the Lions in the NFC playoffs. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril reacts after he sacked Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle. Avril has experience the lows of an 0-16 season in Detroit and the highs of a Super Bowl title in Seattle. Coming off the best regular season of his career, Avril's past and present clash this week with the Seahawks hosting the Lions in the NFC playoffs. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)
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A Seattle Seahawks legend is doing his part to help the city fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Cliff Avril and The Cliff Avril Family Foundation donated over $50,000 Friday to four different local community-based organizations providing resources to people impacted by COVID-19.

“We have never experienced a crisis of this magnitude; and it’s times like this, organizations such as ours, are expected to answer the call,” Avril said. “I am pleased to announce that The Cliff Avril Family Foundation will be donating $25,000, and I will personally be donating $25,000 to support four Seattle-based organizations that are at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Super Bowl champion identified four Seattle-based organizations making a huge impact in the community and donated to their cause.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: Received $15,000 to support meal program for underprivileged youth
  • Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila: Received $10,000 to provide resources for communities disproportionately affected by the outbreak
  • HealthPoint: Received $5,000 to purchase temporal thermometers for each testing site, outdoor tables and additional personal protection equipment (PPE), to insure drive-up testing tents are ready to meet patient needs.
  • Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic: Received $15,000 to support families with food, finanes, hygiene and general needs.

Avril said his foundation will honor its annual partnership with JDRF in the Seattle and Jacksonville communities to increase diabetes awareness and hopefully find a cure. The former Seahawks' foundation has raised more than $230,000 for JDRF over the past five years, with an additional $20,000 slated in 2020.

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Avril established the Cliff Avril Family Foundation in March 2014 to support the educational and health needs of youth locally and abroad.

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