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Marshawn Lynch brings his Beast Mode Challenge to Tacoma on July 30

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Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is bringing his fundraiser to Tacoma on July 30.
Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is bringing his fundraiser to Tacoma on July 30. The Associated Press

Former Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch is set to host the third annual Subway Beast Mode Challenge family festival in Swan Creek Park in Tacoma July 30, a fundraiser for his Fam 1st Family Foundation.

The festival will feature an adventure course highlighted by 12 football-themed obstacles, among games and activities geared for families. The adventure course includes obstacles such as “Find the Crease,” a training camp simulation — stocked with a 40-meter dash, tackling dummy drills and tires — and the signature “Skittles Ball Pit.”

Lynch’s charity, for which he is the co-founder and vice president, sets out to uplift underprivileged youth and vulnerable communities in the Bay Area (Lynch’s home) and around the country in academics and athletics. He started the foundation in 2006 with his cousin, president and founder Josh Johnson, a backup quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.

Since retiring from the NFL in February, Lynch has gone on trips to Haiti to rebuild an elementary school and Egypt with American Football Without Barriers.

General registration for individuals is $55 with a $4.23 service fee, but prices drop depending on number of participants and age. More can be found at www.beastmodechallengetacoma.com.

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