During the team’s final minicamp workout today at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Seattle presented an over-sized check good for $15,000 to Ben’s Fund - a fund set up by John and Traci Schneider named after their son, Ben, through FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment).
The Schneider’s youngest son Ben was diagnosed with autism when he was just three years old and their second annual “Primetime” event featuring past and present Seahawks players and coaches brought in nearly $300,000 for the cause.
The La-Z-Boy donation to the non-profit organization came from a percentage of their April sales in honor of Autism Awareness Month.
“La-Z-Boy is about providing comfort and we are honored that we are able to help provide that to families who have been affected by autism,” said Chris Washko, La-Z-Boy Seattle owner. “As a local business owner in the community, we understand the importance of giving back and we look forward to a continued partnership with the FEAT organization.”