Craig Terrill Kicks Hunger, Again!
Seahawks Legend Craig Terrill (defensive tackle: 2004-2010) has been a driving force in recent years for the Seahawks in raising funds for the annual NFL Kick Hunger Challenge. And for the forth time in the past six years, the Seahawks took the top spot in the 32-team competition.
Terrill and Seattle restauranteur Chef John Howie raised $244,044 for Food Lifeline, an area charity, which is enough to provide nearly a million meals. Over the last six seasons, the Seattle team has won the Kick Hunger Challenge four times, providing $770,000 for – or 3.5 million meals – for those in need around Western Washington.
Terrill and Howie were in Minnesota during Super Bowl LII for the 27th Annual Party with a Purpose, where the Seahawks were named the Kick Hunger Challenge winners.
“I have a heart for families who struggle without having food, families and kids who are food insecure and dealing with that nation-wide,” said Terrill. “Any chance to help Food Lifeline in Seattle is awesome.”
“It wasn’t a Super Bowl title, but the Seattle Seahawks won this season’s @NFL #KickHungerChallenge!,” said Howie. “With the help of our wonderful community we raised $244,044 for @FoodLifeline. My sincerest thank you to everyone who made this win possible – our sponsors like @Microsoft, @Seahawks, our community-minded celebrities, Craig Terrill, @bigwalt71, and @JordanBabineaux, and most importantly our ever-supporting 12s.”
The New England Patriots finished second raising $107,237, and the Minnesota Vikings were right behind with $107,229. Overall, more than $620,000 was raised, a new Kick Hunger Challenge record.
One of the Seattle fund raising events leading up to the Super Bowl was the annual Taste of the Seahawks, which was held on November 13, 2017, at CenturyLink Field:
With the generous help of Microsoft, the presenting sponsor of Seattle’s Kick Hunger Challenge, the Seattle team held three signature fundraising events that contributed to the $234,044 raised – enough for a first place finish. The additional $10,000 first place prize from the Taste of the NFL increased the total Food Lifeline donation to $244,044. For every $1 donated, Food Lifeline is able to provide four nutritious meals to hungry people in Western Washington.