The Seahawks’ Demarcus Christmas, left, Branden Jackson, middle, and Jadeveon Clowney helped deserving kids shop for gifts at the Southcenter Target store in Tukwila on Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO, Red Fish Blue Fish Photography

The Seahawks’ Demarcus Christmas, left, Branden Jackson, middle, and Jadeveon Clowney helped deserving kids shop for gifts at the Southcenter Target store in Tukwila on Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO, Red Fish Blue Fish Photography

Seahawks’ Clowney opens up his heart to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound through holiday sponsorship

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:55pm
  • Business

Jadeveon Clowney has a passion of giving back to kids.

The Seattle Seahawks defensive end teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound to surprise the kids with $200 gift cards for a holiday shopping spree at the Southcenter Target store in Tukwila on Tuesday.

The “Jingle-A-Thon with Jadeveon” – hosted by Target and supported by Panera Bread – provided a holiday shopping experience for 25 youth in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound recently announced a new partnership with The Jadeveon Clowney Help-In-Time Foundation.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is continuing its efforts to create and support 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Clowney, who joined the Seahawks at the start of the season, wanted to provide kids with a memorable and special holiday experience they deserve and to convey the belief that anything is possible for them. Clowney was raised by a single mother, and his father was in prison throughout his childhood. These experiences influenced Clowney’s desire to give back to kids in similar situations.

“I grew up in a single-parent home,” Clowney said. “My dad was incarcerated for seven years and it was rough for my mom growing up in a single-parent home. It’s time for me to give back to kids, I’ve been doing this for my fifth year now.”

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