Seattle Seahawks Delta Community Captain

Delta Community Captain


The Seattle Seahawks and Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline Partner of the team, launched a new community-focused program – "Delta Community Captains." The program is designed to recognize local individuals or organizations in the greater Seattle area that are making a difference in the community by naming them as honorary team captains.

The Seahawks and Delta will name three Delta Community Captains per quarter in four categories that align with shared company values: education (July-September), military (October-December), equity/social justice (January-March), and the environment (April-June).

Captains In Education

Jema Hayes

Jema Hayes

Jema Hayes has received the Delta Community Captain award for her great work at Museum of Flight. Jema currently oversees three STEM Learning education programs: Aeronautical Science Pathway, Private Pilot Ground School and Aeronautical Explorations. In her role as Program Coordinator, Jema makes sure that calls are returned, forms are completed, students are accounted for and high school and college credits can be received—all while maintaining her high-energy, results-oriented, can-do approach. 

Delta Air Lines is the exclusive airline funding partner for the Private Pilot Ground School.

This program is a three-week intensive look into the world of aviation. Students leave the program with a base of aeronautical knowledge needed to successfully pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot exam.

Robert Banks

Robert Banks

Introducing our newest Delta Community Captain, Coach Robert Banks of Dimmitt Middle School! Coach Banks has been the head security guard and basketball coach at Dimmit for many years, making a tremendous impact on the daily lives of his students both on the court and in the hallways. He has been buying shoes for students behind the scenes and out of his pocket for over a decade to be sure that anyone who needs them has access to them. Additionally, Coach Banks has been a driving factor in creating a game room for students to hang out in a safe place before and after school. To recognize the impact Coach is making at Dimmitt Middle School, Seahawks surprised him with a school assembly bringing the Seahawks spirit and donating shoes from Blitz Kick4Kids program to support his efforts to continue to be sure any child has a great pair of shoes for school or sports.