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Paul Allen to be inducted into Seahawks Ring of Honor

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SEATTLE -- Former Seahawks Chairman Paul G. Allen will be the 12th name inducted into the team's Ring of Honor. A ceremony will take place October 3 just before Seattle faces off against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football.

Allen was a massively influential businessman and philanthropist who co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates and was a lifelong sports fan.

He owned the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers was part-owner of the Seattle Sounders and founder of the Museum of Pop Culture.

But the Seahawks would prove to be the most successful of Allen’s teams.

“The world is a better place because of Paul’s passion, commitment, and selflessness,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after his death in 2018. “His legacy will live on forever."

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Allen advocated for the arts, education, conservation and environmental protection – donating billions of dollars for those causes. He listed in Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World twice.

The ceremony and name unveiling begin at 4:50 p.m.

 

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