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In this photo provided by the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team, Grammy winning musician Macklemore, left, and former Seattle Seahawks NFL football running back Marshawn Lynch, right, pose for a photo on March 16, 2022, in Seattle. The expansion Seattle Kraken announced Monday, April 18, 2022 that Lynch and Macklemore had become part of the minority investor group for the franchise. (Caean Couto/Seattle Kraken via AP)

Kraken add Marshawn Lynch, Macklemore as minority owners

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken are adding some additional star power to their ownership group. Grammy winner Macklemore and former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch are now part of the minority investor group.

The two are taking small stakes in the franchise but they say they have big ideas about community engagement and outreach to go along with their financial commitment.

Macklemore is a Seattle native and has been part of the ownership group for the MLS Seattle Sounders since 2019.

"Seattle is my home and as amazing as it is to have a professional hockey team in the city, I'm just as excited that myself and Marshawn are becoming part of the ownership group," Macklemore said in a video the Kraken posted. "It took a while to get here and we're in the building."

Lynch spent parts of seven NFL seasons playing for the Seattle Seahawks.