The Metropolitan Grill and Russell Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation Partnership

Three years after formalizing their “3” partnership, the Metropolitan Grill presented the Why Not You Foundation with a donation of $25,000, bringing the total to $75,000 donated to the foundation since 2017. 

As a “3” partner – named after Wilson’s number – three percent of all Metropolitan Grill gift card sales are donated to the Why Not You Foundation in support of its efforts to inspire and empower kids to approach life with a ‘why not you’ attitude by encouraging them to embrace opportunities, overcome obstacles and make a positive impact within themselves, their family, and their communities.

Metropolitan Grill owner Jim Rowe proudly presented the Wilsons with the latest donation during a private celebration.

“We make a great team. Ciara and I are thankful for all that Jim and the Metropolitan Grill family has done for us,” said Wilson. “The Met staff has shown me, my family and our foundation so much love and support ever since I first started coming here way back in my rookie year.”

In addition to being a “3” partner, the Metropolitan Grill also plays a big role in supporting the foundation’s annual Wilson Celebrity Invitational golf tournament .

“Russell is a natural leader who cares for, and cultivates community,” said Rowe. “We’re three years into a successful partnership, and we’re just getting started!”

As an added incentive to Metropolitan Grill fans, three lucky people who purchase a Metropolitan Gift card now through December 17 will be randomly selected to receive a $500 gift card and a Russell Wilson autographed football. Winners will be contacted on December 18, 2019.

Metropolitan Grill gift cards can be purchased in the restaurant and online at

About Metropolitan Grill

Metropolitan Grill is consistently rated among the top ten steakhouses in the country. The Met is the only Seattle steakhouse offering a comprehensive, global steak program featuring USDA prime from Washington state’s Double R Ranch, American Wagyu from Snake River Farms, and exclusive Japanese A-5 beef, all hand-selected by Corporate Chef Eric Hellner.

Metropolitan Grill has been recognized with the “Grand Award” in 2018, “Best of Award of Excellence” since 2000 by Wine Spectator and “Wine Restaurant of the Year” in 2012 by the Washington Wine Commission. The Met’s wine list provides a uniquely broad offering of well-made and iconic wines from around the world, including its own signature Cabernet Sauvignon from the Walla Walla Valley. In the heart of downtown Seattle, Metropolitan Grill is located at Second Avenue and Marion Street. More information can be found here:  http://www.themetropolitangrill.comFacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

About Why Not You Foundation

The Why Not You Foundation was created to support Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara’s desire to empower change in the world, one individual and one child at a time. The Foundation strives to inspire kids to approach life with a ‘why not you’ attitude by encouraging them to embrace opportunities, overcome obstacles and make a positive impact within themselves, their family, their community and the world. For more information on the Why Not You Foundation, please visit:


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