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Thursday Round-Up: Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, 12s up for Nick's Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Posted Jun 26, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, June 26 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Up For Nick's Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch headlines the list of presenters at Nick's inaugural Kids' Choice Sports Awards, where he and teammate Russell Wilson are up for a couple of honors.

Lynch is nominated for Clutch Player of the Year, facing Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James of the Miami Heat, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox, and pro soccer player Abby Wambach.

Wilson has been nominated for Favorite Newcomer, facing Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers, pro tennis player Sloane Stephens, and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

And Seahawks fans are up for the best fans in professional sports. The 12s match up against the fan bases of the Detroit Red Wings, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Pittsburgh Steelers.

You can vote for the Seahawks, as well as athletes in 11 other categories at Nick.com/sports. The award show will air live at 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, July 17 from UCLA's Pauley Pavillion in Los Angeles, Calif.

Richard Sherman Shares The Wealth

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who will host a celebrity softball game at Seattle's Safeco Field next month, will divvy up part of the game's proceeds to 25 different charities.

From Sherman's website: Richard’s Foundation, Blanket Coverage: The Richard Sherman Family Foundation, will be doing something very unique with part of the proceeds that it will receive from this year’s event. It aims to support 25 different charities with a minimum of $2,500 as well as provide over 1,000 complimentary tickets to be distributed to deserving individuals in and around the Seattle region.

12s Worldwide 

You may have seen the 12 flag on display during the United States' World Cup opening match against Ghana in Brazil. Well, we caught up with the three Seahawks fans and U.S. Men's National Team supporters who brought the Seahawks' symbol down south.

"It's really important to us to represent Seattle, hard, all the time," said Seattle-area native Colin Dickinson. "We're proud of our city and we're proud to be Super Bowl champs. We brought the 12 flag because it's part of our identity. The three of us celebrated the Super Bowl together in Pioneer Square, with that same flag.

"To us, it's a symbol of victory. We like to think it helped us beat Ghana."

Former Husky Wide Receiver Signed

Rookie Kevin Smith, last year's leading receiver at the University of Washington, signed with the Seahawks yesterday afternoon. He fills the roster spot vacated by defensive tackle Andru Pulu, who was released on Tuesday. Smith hauled in 50 catches for 765 yards and four touchdowns during his senior season with the Huskies.

The signing makes Smith the 13th receiver on the Seahawks' 90-man roster and the eighth Seattle wideout who entered the League as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Tweet of the Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes courtesy of ESPN's SportsNation, who put together this All-American graphic in support of the United States' decisive group stage-ending bout with Germany.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth reviews the Seahawks' second season under the direction of head coach Pete Carroll.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com shares quarterback Russell Wilson's assessment of the team's offseason work.

And Chris Wesseling of NFL.com offers his preseason ranks of tight ends around the League.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto
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