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April 19: Seahawks’ Trufant hosts scholarship fundraiser

strikes-for-scholarships-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Five College of Education sport management students are teaming up with former Cougar and Seattle Seahawks football defensive back Marcus Trufant to host the inaugural Trufant Family Foundation Strikes for Scholarships 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Zeppoz bowling lanes in Pullman.

The event will raise awareness for the Trufant Family Foundation, which helps disadvantaged youth and their families, and establish a scholarship fund for a Seattle/Tacoma-area student at Washington State University.

Registration is open to the first 70 bowlers. There will also be a silent auction.

“I think that by having Marcus remember the Palouse really shows that Cougs stick together,” said Patrick Winter, one of the student organizers. “We end up all over the world after college, and a few lucky alumni get to play professional sports, but over the years Marcus has always kept his WSU pride and this is another example of that.”

Auction items include footballs signed by the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and Pete Carroll and Cougars’ head coach Mike Leach. The Trufant brothers – Marcus and NFL siblings Desmond and Isaiah – also have autographed memorabilia for the event.

Read more on the Seattle Seahawks’ website.

More information can be found on Twitter (@StrikesForTFF), on Facebook ( or by contacting Winter at

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