Oakland Native Marshawn Lynch Back in Bay Area for Charity

The legendary Beast Mode is back in town.

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    Marshawn Lynch, pictured in a 2006 Cal game. Beast Mode is back in town this weekend.

    Beast Mode is back home.

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch -- a former Cal Bears star and alum of Oakland's Technical High School -- is back home in the Bay Area this weekend for some charity events.

    Lynch and his cousin, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Josh Johnson -- who also attended Tech -- are going to take some youngsters bowling on Friday, and will show the youngins football moves on Saturday, according to the Seahawks' official blog.

    Thursday night, the three-day charity extravaganza begins with a talent show, wherein a dozen competitors will vie for a scholarship to the Art Institute of San Francisco.

    On Friday, there's a family bowling night available to any and all comers -- provided the $30 tickets don't sell out -- at Albany Bowl in Albany, the blog reported.

    Then, finally, Lynch and Johnson take the field on Satruday for the seventh annual Fam 1st Youth Football Camp. The camp is free and is expedctd to attract up to 600 participants.

    Registration closed last month but day-of-camp applications are available here, the blog reported.

    Proceeds from all events go to support Lynch's Fam 1st Family Foundation, which is based at Oakland Tech.