Justin Britt Holds First Annual Charity Softball Game


On Sunday, Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Justin Britt held his first annual charity softball game in his hometown of Lebanon, MO. Teammate Robert Turbin, along with others, joined in to raise money for The Justin Britt Foundation.

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We’ve all heard about Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game and Russell Wilson’s Passing Academy. Big charity events run by superstars in the league, covered by the national media. However to this small town in the middle of Missouri, there is no bigger event than the game put on by their town hero.

Justin Britt was a standout athlete at Lebanon High School. He played football, track and was a state champion in wresting. He then attended the University of Missouri where he played left and right tackle for the Tigers. With Missouri, he was an All SEC tackle, and helped his team win the Cotton Bowl.

The Seattle Seahawks picked Britt in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft. After a strong showing at training camp, Britt won the starting tackle position. He played all 16 regular season games and early playoff games, but was sidelined in the NFC championship game due to a knee injury.

Seahawks RB #22 Robert Turbin at Justin Britt’s charity softball game. Lebanon, MO June 28, 2015 Photo by Dayna O’Gorman

Britt had a busy week. He joined other Seahawks players and their fans on Sailing with the 12s, the Seahawks cruise for fans to Alaska, and then had a trip to Canton, OH to speak at the Rookie Symposium. Britt then flew back to Missouri for a weekend full of events in Lebanon. Between the appearances and autograph signings, Britt hosted a football camp for 400 kids ages 7-18 at his old high school.

Sunday’s softball game was the pinnacle of the weekend, pitting the Team Britt All Stars vs. the City of Lebanon All Stars. Joining Britt on his team were Seahawks teammate Robert Turbin, Missouri QB Matty Mauk, former Missouri DB Trey Hobson, Coach and motivational speaker Spencer Conley, as well as other well-known players from the area. The game was light hearted and fun, played in the local softball complex at Atchley Park. The community came out in force to support Britt and his cause. With bleachers packed and people lining the fences, the players put on a great show for the fans.

The camp and game were all to raise funds for Britt’s foundation. The goal of the foundation is to support the local Lebanon Youth Football association, and to one day start scholarship program. Britt will be hosting another football camp July 18th in Columbia, MO. You can find out more at justinbritt68.com.

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