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Macklemore, Marshawn Lynch Join Seattle Kraken Ownership Group

Macklemore, Marshawn Lynch Join Seattle Kraken Ownership Group

NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken, have announced award-winning artist, Macklemore, and Superbowl champion, Marshawn Lynch, as the newest members of the team’s minority investor group.

Lynch will participate in the team’s ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ campaign and will also plan events focused on young people and community activism.

While, Macklemore will work with the team and arena to produce music events that serve the community and engage fans, he will also partner with the team for the annual Bogey Boys and Seattle Kraken golf tournament.

Commenting on the announcement, Kraken chairperson of the executive committee, Samantha Holloway, said: “We are fortunate to have an incredibly strong investor group which has guided the franchise over the last four years.”

“We are now adding two hometown heroes who share our values and desires to give back to this great city and continue to make hockey a sport for everyone,” she said.

Commenting on joining the minority investor group, Macklemore, said: “I have so much love for our city.”

“The Seattle teams that we root for bring our community together and unify the people.

“In many ways, our franchises defined my childhood to the present.

“We rep our teams like no other city.

“To witness the energy around the Kraken in our inaugural season blew me away.

“Selling out an entire first year in a brand-new arena already set the tone of the legacy that is being created.

“I’m just grateful to be a part of history.

“Grateful to usher in a new generation of sports fans and memories that will be made.

“I was a kid sneaking into the nosebleeds who made it to the owners’ suite,” he said.

Marshawn Lynch added: “On God, I’ve been a part of a lot of things, but this is something I never would have imagined as a young hyena.”

“I always dreamed of playing on a professional team but owning one is something special.

“Being a part of the Seattle Kraken is something big for me, it gives me another chance to get a ring after helping bring the first NFL one to the city,” he said.

The announcement comes after the National Hockey League (NHL) has reportedly opened its doors to private equity ownership, with two teams already nearing agreements.

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