The Bennett Blog

Apr
13

2018
Family Fun in Philly

Family Fun in Philly

The Bennett Foundation

Photo property of Visit Philadelphia. “The City of Brotherly Love” is both historic and fresh with lots to see and do. As the foundation begins branching out in Philadelphia, we thought it would be best to scope out all the exciting, family-fun activities that we’re eager to accomplish! The first […] Read More

Apr
6

2018
Reaction to Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Reaction to Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

The Bennett Foundation

The book is out! Things That Make White People Uncomfortable was released this week and there has already been a great response. Here are a few of our favorites: “I couldn’t put Things That Make White People Uncomfortable down. This is a book that high school teachers and college professors need to adopt. […] Read More

Mar
30

2018
Our Heart for Texas

Our Heart for Texas

The Bennett Foundation

The great state of Texas has always been near and dear to the hearts of The Bennett Foundation and both Michael and Pele Bennett themselves. Michael grew up in Houston, attended Alief Taylor High School where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife Pele, and went on to […] Read More

Mar
22

2018
Statement From Michael Bennett on The Foundation

Statement From Michael Bennett on The Foundation

The Bennett Foundation

Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports With recent news regarding Michael Bennett and the trade between the Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles, questions have came up concerning the future of The Bennett Foundation and the service that Michael has given and continues to give to the city of Seattle. It […] Read More

Mar
22

2018
Michael Bennett’s First Meeting with Philadelphia Media

Michael Bennett’s First Meeting with Philadelphia Media

The Bennett Foundation

In Michael Bennett’s first meeting with the Philadelphia media, Bennett gave some insight on his intentions with the foundation. The move to Philadelphia presents an opportunity to expand The Bennett Foundation, adding another city with organizations to partner with. “Me coming to Philly is not about just winning championships on […] Read More

Mar
17

2018
What a Time We’ve Had

What a Time We’ve Had

The Bennett Foundation

Seattle! What a time we’ve had! While our work within the community of Seattle is far from over, this move to Philadelphia has us reflecting over the memories we’ve gathered, the friends that have become family, and the love and support we’ve received. Check out our photo gallery of some […] Read More

Mar
1

2018
Michael Bennett’s Recommended Reads

Michael Bennett’s Recommended Reads

The Bennett Foundation

With a little over a month to go until Michael Bennett and Dave Zirin’s book, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, is released, we thought that it would be good to give you some suggestions to read in the mean time! After a visit with the Seattle Public Library, Michael picked […] Read More

Feb
22

2018
7 Ways to Exercise As a Family

7 Ways to Exercise As a Family

The Bennett Foundation

As parents, it’s important to set a good example for your kids, and making good choices about exercise is no exception. As kids, you’re able to motivate your parents to get out and get active. You don’t have to be going on six mile runs everyday to show them that […] Read More

Feb
16

2018
Michael Bennett Shares His Thoughts on ESPN’s ‘Dear Black Athlete’

Michael Bennett Shares His Thoughts on ESPN’s ‘Dear Black Athlete’

The Bennett Foundation

In a pre-taped segment, Michael Bennett addresses the current state of the relationship between police and the black community. In the address, he distinguishes against policing and serving, and how critical it is that officers get involved in the community. “Serving is showing up to community events…It’s just about being […] Read More

Feb
9

2018
Michael Bennett’s Passions, Observations, and Story Revealed in Upcoming Book

Michael Bennett’s Passions, Observations, and Story Revealed in Upcoming Book

The Bennett Foundation

“[He is] bringing the noise about race, sports, and the wonderfully diverse life that is Michael Bennett’s journey as a Black man who refuses to be stereotyped.” – Kevin Powell Releasing April 3rd, Michael’s book “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”, co-authored by sports editor Dave Zirin, details his experiences […] Read More