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Filipino American Doug Baldwin wins humanitarian award

Filipino American football player Doug Baldwin received the Paul G. Allen Humanitarian Award at this year’s Seattle Sports Star of the Year Awards, FOX 13 reports.

The former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver helped open the Family First Community Center in Renton and create the NFL Players Coalition, an organization dedicated to social justice.

“I am honored to accept the Paul G. Allen Humanitarian Award on behalf of the various communities and organizations I have the privilege to serve,” said Baldwin.  “I look forward to joining the other award winners and nominees in celebrating their hard work, while continuing to promote the need for access, opportunity and a sense of belonging across our region.”

Baldwin played for the Seahawks from 2011 to 2018, winning a Super Bowl and competing in two Pro Bowls. In 2019, he announced his retirement after the Seahawks released him after a failed physical designation, meaning he was not deemed fit enough to play.

Recently, Baldwin founded a venture capital firm named Vault 89 Ventures. In an August 2022 interview with ESPN, Baldwin said the firm’s main focus is to positively impact people’s lives.

“Money is not the goal for us. We believe that if we do things from an empathic lens and we do it to impact people’s lives for the better, the financial part of it will come,” he said in the interview.

Baldwin is highly regarded by many in the Seattle community.

“Doug truly exemplifies the spirit of the Humanitarian Award and its namesake, Paul G. Allen,” said Seattle Sports Commission President and CEO Beth Knox, according to FOX 13. “We are so proud to honor Doug’s tireless efforts to serve our community and recognize his leadership in creating more equitable opportunities across our region.”

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