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Russell Wilson and Ciara Join Seattle Sounders Ownership Group

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 10: (L-R) Russell Wilson and Ciara speak onstage during The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
The 2019 ESPYs - Show | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson and his Grammy-winning wife Ciara are joining 10 other families as part of the Seattle Sounders ownership group. You don't say?

Wilson, star quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, and the rest of the families all have ties to Seattle, according to the Sounders website. Other co-owners include rapper Macklemore, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and a handful of other big names from the tech industry.

Wilson has been Seattle's most prominent and influential athlete since his NFL debut in 2012. Since his rookie year, he's made six Pro Bowls and has led the Seahawks to two Super Bowl appearances, winning one.

Wilson and Ciara have been active volunteers in the community since Wilson joined the team, using sports to empower the youth and other people in the Seattle area.

Tuesday's announcement marks Wilson's first stake in sports ownership.

Wilson's philanthropic efforts in Seattle will not go unnoticed. Now, in addition to be a Seahawk, he can officially call himself a Sounder.