Marshawn Lynch is slowly building his empire and enjoying his retirement after helping his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, win a Super Bowl. Recently, Lynch became a minority investor in the NHL team Seattle Kraken and celebrated by jumping on the Zamboni to do doughnuts on the ice, The Shadow League reports.
“On God, I’ve been a part of a lot of things, but this is something I never would have imagined — as a young hyena I always dreamed of playing on a professional team but owning one is something special,” he said in a statement released by the team, according to the New York Post. “As I look back on some of my accomplishments — I retired before I was 30 and now being an owner of a professional club at the age of 35 — I’m gonna continue to count my blessings…”
“Being a part of the Seattle Kraken is something big for me it gives me another chance to get a ring after helping bring the first NFL one to the city. And if you thought I was goin somewhere, nah Seattle, I’m here! Stand up!!!!” he added.
Tod Leiweke, CEO of the NHL team, said they weren’t looking for additional investors, but Lynch impressed the league with his community efforts.
“For us, we didn’t need additional investors, but the thing that attracted us to these guys was their interest in community activism through this organization, and that’s a big deal,” Leiweke said, according to CNBC.
Lynch is combining his community activism with the NHL’s Hockey Is for Everyone campaign. The program centers on the game of hockey and the league’s global impact to encourage positive social change and create a community of inclusiveness.
Lynch’s other business operations include his cannabis enterprise, Dodi Blunts. He also released his Beast Mode Apparel line in 2014.