The Washington Times - May 7, 2009, 08:49AM

Jim Zorn will celebrate the end of OTAs and the start of a 3-week break by joining his old boss, former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, and their wives at FedEx Field tonight.

Holmgren’s wife Kathy and daughter Calla are heading to Uganda as volunteers with the group Medical Teams International to provide medical assistance to people who have been forced from their homes by the ongoing fighting in neighboring Congo and are now in displaced persons camps. More than 40,000 people a month have died in the conflict, about half of them children.


The Zorns and Holmgrens have been strong supporters of Medical Teams International for years. Kathy, a nurse in Seattle, and Calla, a doctor in Salt Lake City, cared for war survivors in Congo instead of attending the Seahawks’ Super Bowl against Pittsburgh in February 2006.

Tonight’s event, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Owner’s Club of FedExField, will introduce Medical Teams International to the Washington area. Medical Teams International is a non-profit organization that has shipped more than $1.2 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 35 million people in 100 countries around the world since 1979. More than 2,000 volunteers meet the needs of people worldwide each year.

— David Elfin