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Monday Round-Up: Marshawn Lynch gives back; Brandon Mebane throws Mariners' first pitch
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, July 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Beast Mode Loves The Kids
Marshawn Lynch held a free football camp for youth this past weekend in his hometown of Oakland, Calif., where more than 700 kids came out to Oakland Technical High School - Lynch's alma mater - to learn from the Seahawks' Beast Mode back. The camp capped a week-long list of activities in support of Lynch's Fam 1st Family Foundation, which aims educate, empower, and build learning skills in underprivileged youth.
Keep an eye out for more photos, video, and a story on Lynch's influence in Oakland right here on Seahawks.com early next week.
Brandon Mebane Delivers Mariners First Pitch
In case you missed it, Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane delivered the ceremonial first pitch for the Seattle Mariners prior to their Saturday night game against the Oakland A's. Mebane's pitch sailed wide right of the plate and in the dirt, but his mechanics were on point, and to his credit he came with the heat - not lofting it in like his teammate Cliff Avril chose to do one month back.
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Seahawks In Brazil
The 2014 World Cup wrapped up this past weekend with Germany claiming a 1-0 victory over Argentina in extra time. Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka and linebackers K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith, and Mike Morgan took in a few games during the tournament's group stage and passed along video from their adventures down south.
The DRIVE, revisited
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Washington native NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne teamed up last month for The DRIVE, a fundraising effort driving awareness for Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. New video of the pair's celebrity concert and golf tournament at Cle Elum's Suncadia Resort surfaced this past weekend, which I've embedded for you above.
12 Tour Rolls On
The Seahawks 12 Tour made its way to Camas and Vancouver, Wash. and Portland, Ore. this past week, with wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Phil Bates showing off the team's first Lombardi Trophy to 12s in the area. The 12 Tour concludes with a trip east of the mountains to Spokane, Wash. later this week.
More From Around The Web
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is tackling 12 questions in the 12 days leading up to the start of training camp on July 25, and he starts by discussing who will return punts in 2014.Tharold Simon as the player to be the biggest surprise come training camp.
Mike Tanier of SportsOnEarth.com ranks the NFL's top quarterbacks in his latest "Mandatory Monday" piece. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn't earn a mention in Tanier's Top 5 for 2014, but as the winner of Super Bowl XLVIII he is talked about at length in the article's introduction.
And NFL Media's Rich Eisen takes over Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column today, discussing the NFL's "Silly Season" - the slow period spanning late June to early-mid July.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto