WELCOME to ROOTS Athlete Ambassador, Chris Carson. Running Back, Seattle Seahawks
We are homeless. That was the terrifying reality Chris Carson faced as a teenager. The day after Christmas, Chris watched his childhood home burn to the ground leaving his family without a place to live. Needing to rely heavily on the support of others, it’s no surprise Chris has a deep-rooted passion for giving back to his community. Chris is joining ROOTS Young Adult Shelter as our Athlete Ambassador to launch his fight to end homelessness in Seattle.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris Carson to ROOTS Young Adult Shelter as our first Athlete Ambassador. Working with a professional athlete who cares so much is inspiring. Chris’ support for our gala and cause is bringing so much awareness to youth homelessness in Seattle.” – Kristen (Development Manager, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter)
Chris hopes his partnership with ROOTS Young Adult Shelter will not only bring awareness to the issue, but also provide hope for homeless young people.
“My mom always told me, you have to find the strength within yourself. Find your why. Find what motivates and inspires you.” – Chris Carson (Seattle Seahawks star running back)
Those phrases instilled by Chris’ mother at a young age laid the foundation for his work in the community. His partnership with ROOTS Young Adult Shelter will be inspiring, motivational and will have a strong impact on young people.
My Cause, My Cleats
Alongside our ROOTS logo is an artist’s depiction of the family home that Chris and his family lost to fire. Like and share to show your support for Chris, and for ROOTS.
To recognize all the tremendous work ROOTS does for young adults struggling with homelessness, and to congratulate Chris Carson on selecting an impactful local organization to support, Safeway will commit to a paddle raise match at ROOTS’ RISE UP FOR HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE 2018
Up to $32,000!!!! (as Chris’ number is also 32).
As all Safeway stores work to support their communities, and as sponsors of the Seahawks, they welcome a collaboration with any players who utilize their celebrity platform to bring awareness to organizations dedicated to improving lives throughout our region. Safeway is excited to grow this collaboration to support ROOTS.
We are so truly thankful for our partnership with Chris Carson of the Seattle Seahawks. Chris, our first Athlete Ambassador, was named as the Community MVP by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) for his outstanding work in the community. In honor of Chris being named Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a generous $10,000 contribution on behalf of Chris Carson to ROOTS Young Adult Shelter. Thank you, Chris and the NFLPA!