Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and Jordan Hill Team up to Fight Diabetes

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON— Russell Wilson and Jordan Hill are teammates on the football field, and now the two Seahawks players are also teaming up in the fight against diabetes.

In a special presentation at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka on June 4, the quarterback and defensive tackle were on hand to accept a $10,000 check donation from the restaurant chain to the CR3 Diabetes Association, an organization that helps provide free and affordable supplies to uninsured diabetics around the world.


The cause is something both players say is important to them: Wilson’s father passed away from complications of the illness and Hill’s father has diabetes.

Wilson will serve as a national ambassador and Hill will serve as a team member for CR3.

You can help in the cause too. Now through the end of the month, Santouka is partnering with Table for Two, an international non-profit; For every bowl of ramen sold, $0.25 will be donated to provide a school meal to a child in need.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, popular around the world (Bellevue location opened in April), has become a household name in Japan, where the CEO Jun Yoneda, was previously the Rakuten Eagles General Manager, a Japanese professional baseball team and frequently hosts athletes at Santouka Ramen. Santouka’s $10,000 contribution will help diabetics around the world gain the necessary tools to monitor diabetes with access to discounted glucose meters, testing strips, insulin pumps and supplies.

About Santouka 
Santouka, which launched as a nine-seat, family-run ramen shop, has today grown to one of the most sought-afterramen restaurants in the world. Unlike other ramens, Santouka ramen is pearl-colored and served at the perfect temperature, (hot, but not too hot) to complement the many flavors, some of which have been cooking for nearly 20 hours. Available in 10 countries including the U.S., Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. For more information go to www.santouka-usa.com.

Written by Charles

Charles Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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