This blog has been a passion project for five years. I would write it if nobody read it. Never did I consider it a vehicle to make money. That is, until this year. It occurred to me that all those emails I was ignoring from companies that wanted to post ads on my site could be used for something better. Even if I didn’t want the money, someone else could benefit from it. That is why you can now buy tickets to events from my site, or Seahawks gear or even order Zeek’s pizza, and all the proceeds I get are donated to Ben’s Fund.

I am proud to say that I just made my first annual donation to Ben’s Fund in the amount of $1,000. Thank you to all that have purchased goods or tickets or pizza from my site. It takes a lot of purchases to add up to any significant proceeds, so I chose to match what you all gave through your purchases. My hope is that this will begin an annual Hawk Blogger tradition of giving back to the community in some way that ties to our shared love of the Seahawks.

Happy Holidays to everyone, and thanks for reading!