February 27, 2014
CONTACT: Lisa Hall, 425-352-5461, lhall7@uw.edu

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin to Promote Higher Education in the Black Community at UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College

Bothell, WA – Area high school students attending Friday's Black Opportunity and Leadership Day on the UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College campus will be in for a super treat. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin will be on hand to promote the importance of higher education. The gathering will draw nearly 250 predominantly African and African American students from the Tacoma and South Seattle area.

Baldwin, who helped the Seahawks win the Super bowl, is known for speaking his mind and for his relatable behind-the-scenes YouTube video series called Fresh Files. While sports have been a big part of his life, academics play an equal role as evidenced by memberships in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Math Honor Society, as well as Baldwin's Stanford University education where he majored in Science, Technology and Society.

The mission of the event is to promote higher education in the Black Community. Baldwin will give the keynote speech.

Who: Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin - Guest Speaker

What: UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Black Opportunity and Leadership Day

When: Friday, February 28, 2014 - Baldwin speaks at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Mobius Hall on the Bothell campus

About UW Bothell: With more than 36 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.

About Cascadia Community College: Cascadia is repeatedly recognized as one of the top 25 community colleges in the nation. It has a reputation for its small class sizes, focus on integrated learning, and high academic transfer rates to four-year programs. For more information, visit www.cascadia.edu.

Doug Baldwin
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