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Seattle Seahawks

John Schneider - Seahawks STS Award Nomine

John Schneider (General Manager & Executive Vice President)

Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider dedicates his time to the local military community by honoring, empowering, and connecting with service members, veterans, and their families. Since 2012, he has purchased and donated four tickets per home game to local military service members who have recently received military honors or accolades. New this year, he added sideline passes to the experience and made the service members his personal guests, spending time with each attendee on the sidelines pregame. Beyond the individual recognition and time spent with Schneider, this program is valued at over $18,000. As part of the team's Merging Vets & Players (MVP) organizational huddles, Schneider regularly speaks openly and candidly to the group about his own father's military service and how being part of a military family impacted his life. During the team's special "Military Day" at Seahawks Training Camp, Schneider greeted more than 100 service members in attendance and cheered them on during the team's USAA Military Combine event following practice. Schneider was also the featured speaker at the Seahawks' 2022 Change of Command Ceremony to officially welcome the team's honored military unit for the 2022 season. At the event, Schneider addressed more than 300 Marines and sailors at Bangor Trident Base to reinforce the Seahawks' commitment to the local military community and communicate a message of inspiration, support and appreciation for their sacrifices and dedication to our country. Schneider supports the team's year-round commitment to the military community that includes inviting over 700 military service members to our home games, veteran support through our Task Force 12 non-profit organizations, and unique opportunities for the entire military community.