(CBS Seattle) — Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman will be honored at the Celebration of Hearing event on Friday, May 23rd. Other Seahawks teammates are also scheduled to attend.
The Special Teams For Hearing charity event benefits five Seattle-based nonprofit organizations that work to provide support for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These organizations include the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss, Listen and Talk (an early intervention program for children with hearing loss), Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences and Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center.
Coleman, one of the first deaf players in the NFL, regularly contributes to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
The event will be held at the ROOT Sports Lounge from 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm. Limited tickets are available here. Those who cannot attend can also make a donation to support these programs through the ticket order form.
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