The Bennett Blog

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’

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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

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“[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

Feb
2

2018
12th Man Max Meets Michael Bennett with the Make-A-Wish Foundation

12th Man Max Meets Michael Bennett with the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Bennett Foundation

While in Orlando for the NFL Pro Bowl, Michael Bennett got the chance to meet with football fan and Seattle native Max Zamberlin. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 16-year-old Max got to pose for some photos and get his #72 jersey signed by Michael. When asked about the […] Read More

Jan
26

2018
Michael Bennett Serves as Ambassador at this Year’s Polynesian Bowl

Michael Bennett Serves as Ambassador at this Year’s Polynesian Bowl

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The 2018 Polynesian Bowl was played last Saturday, January 20th, at Aloha Stadium on O’ahu, Hawai’i which showcased 100 of the world’s elite high school football players in an all-star game. A majority of players in the game are of Polynesian ancestry. Michael Bennett, joined by his wife Pele, served […] Read More

Jan
12

2018
Michael Bennett Featured on the Cover of The New Yorker with Colin Kaepernick and MLK

Michael Bennett Featured on the Cover of The New Yorker with Colin Kaepernick and MLK

The Bennett Foundation

On the cover of this week’s edition of The New Yorker, Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick link arms with Martin Luther King Jr. as they all take a knee. It’s a powerful image. The artwork was created by San Francisco-based illustrator Mark Ulriksen and titled “In Creative Battle,” which was […] Read More

Jan
5

2018
Native American Youth Join Michael Bennett at Seahawks Headquarters

Native American Youth Join Michael Bennett at Seahawks Headquarters

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Photo by Rod Mar, Seattle Seahawks During the last weekend of 2017, Michael Bennett invited youth from the Lummi and Nooksack Tribes to join him at the Seahawks’ team headquarters in Renton, Washington. 80 kids of all ages attended, participating in fun drills directed by some of the players. At […] Read More

Dec
29

2017
The NFL Man of the Year Charity Challenge

The NFL Man of the Year Charity Challenge

The Bennett Foundation

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is presented each year to an NFL player who has made a positive impact in his community and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship. Nominees for the award have the opportunity to participate in the Man of the Year Charity Challenge, which invites fans […] Read More

Dec
22

2017
United Way Donates $50,000 to Michael Bennett and The Bennett Foundation

United Way Donates $50,000 to Michael Bennett and The Bennett Foundation

The Bennett Foundation

On December 21st, United Way awarded Michael Bennett a $50,000 check for The Bennett Foundation. Earlier this month, Michael was named the Seattle Seahawks NFL Man of the Year Nominee for his charitable work off the field. “I think it’s one of the best honors you can possibly get as […] Read More

Dec
15

2017
The Bennett Foundation Teams Up with Nube9 for Mana Monstera Clothing Line

The Bennett Foundation Teams Up with Nube9 for Mana Monstera Clothing Line

The Bennett Foundation

A few months ago, The Bennett Foundation began working with sustainable sportswear brand Nube9 to design a print that would reflect our partnership. Together we created a modern, Hawaiian-print t-shirt which we called the Mana Monstera. It was from this tee that the first line in the Nube9 x Bennett […] Read More

Dec
8

2017
Michael Bennett Nominated For NFL Man Of The Year Award

Michael Bennett Nominated For NFL Man Of The Year Award

The Bennett Foundation

Michael Bennett’s nomination for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award was announced on Thursday, December 7. His work through The Bennett Foundation and partnerships with outside organizations is extensive, with programs serving Washington, Hawaii, Texas, and South Dakota. Whether he’s working with teens at the King County […] Read More