SEATTLE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, We Day and Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft YouthSpark and Allstate announce the star-studded lineup of speakers and performers for We Day Seattle taking place on April 23, 2015 at the KeyArena at the Seattle Center. We Day Seattle will bring together 15,000 students and teachers in an inspirational setting celebrating the commitment they have made to take action locally and globally.
The initial We Day Seattle lineup of speakers and performers was revealed this morning by Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll and Washington State students from Big Picture School, Edison Elementary School and Grandview High School during a special interactive Skype™ announcement. The Skype™ announcement is available online.
“We are all so grateful and excited to be a part of We Day Seattle for the third straight year,” said Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and We Day Seattle co-chair. “It is a tremendous opportunity to applaud the hard work and dedication that thousands of students have committed to over this past year. So many of these young people cheer us on all year, and now we get to cheer them on – to celebrate their power to make a change in their schools, their communities and our world.”
Taking to the stage this year is a cast of returning favorites and new faces, including Lennon & Maisy, Pete Carroll, Laila Ali, The Head and the Heart, Apolo Ohno, Nina Dobrev, Seattle Sounders FC Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins, Dr. Mae Jemison, Hannah Simone, Seattle Seahawks Doug Baldwin, Luke Willson and Bobby Wagner, and Kweku Mandela. Along with others, this all-star lineup will join international activists and We Day co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their passion for change, international experiences, and energize the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches.