RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday, October 2 to raise awareness on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are over the age of 40.
The Seahawks host the Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, October 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Touchdown City opens at 10 a.m. and gates open at 11 a.m. For tickets, visit Seahawks.com/tickets.
Game day elements will include the following: on-field pink ribbon stencils, pink goal post padding in both end zones, pink sideline caps for coaches and team sideline personnel and pink caps and pins for game officials. Some players will wear pink elements including shoes, pin cleats, wristbands, gloves, chin cups, eye shield decals, helmet decals, Captains' Patches, sideline towels and quarterback towels. The referees will also use a special pink coin for the coin toss.
During the game, the Sea Gals will use neon pink poms and wear neon pink boots.
Halftime entertainment will feature the Sea Gals and eight local high school dance, drill and cheer teams also using neon pink poms. The halftime finale will include 250 performers creating an oversized pink ribbon which will be framed by local breast cancer survivors. Local high schools participating include: Decatur, Glacier Peak, Issaquah, Kentwood, Liberty, Newport, Thomas Jefferson, and Tumwater.
The local chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) will distribute 30,000 pink ribbons to fans as they enter the stadium. Representatives from the ZTA and the Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen chapter will have booths in Touchdown City to share information on breast cancer and raise awareness.
The CenturyLink Field arch lights will be pink Wednesday and Thursday nights throughout the month of October.
On October 29, the Seahawks Women's Association will hold their annual Football 101 Clinic with proceeds benefitting two local breast cancer charities, Pink Daisy Project and Young Survival Coalition.
The Seahawks Pro Shop will be selling a variety of pink merchandise throughout the month with a pledge to donate 10% of the sales to the Pink Daisy Project. The Pink Daisy Project, headquartered in Bellevue, connects breast cancer patients under age 45 with assistance for everyday needs. For more information visit http://pinkdaisyproject.com/
Fans can raise awareness by wearing pink Seahawks items throughout the month including: knit caps, scarves, bandannas, hair accessories, bibs, footballs, mini helmets, key chains, lapel pins, window decals, magnets and wristbands.