In celebration of youth football and spreading a love for the game, the Seahawks Blue Friday Night Lights program is back for a second year. The program will bring Seahawks gameday entertainment elements to four high school football matchups this fall:
• Sept. 6 – Kennedy* vs. Bethel – at CenturyLink Field | Click HERE to buy tickets.
• Sept. 20 – Bellevue* vs. Garfield – at Bellevue High School
• Oct. 11 – Skyline* vs. Eastlake – at Skyline High School
• Oct. 25 – Kent-Meridian* vs. Mt. Rainier – at French Field
*denotes home team
At each of the featured games, mascot Blitz, DJ Supa Sam, Blue Thunder and Seahawks Dancers will join the fun, while a Seahawks player or Legend will participate in the coin toss. The Seahawks will also conduct a 12 Flag raising ceremony prior to kick-off, as well as provide “I’m IN” rally cards to the teams.
Each week during the high school football season, the Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches as the Coach of the Week winners. Each recipient receives a $500 donation to the school’s football program plus a framed certificate signed by Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll.
Seahawks helped launch the Seattle office of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) in 2016. PCA achieves its goals by providing training workshops to coaches, parents, and administrators of schools and youth sports organizations. Nearly 1,500 free multimedia resources for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders.
The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program provides non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local football fields. The program is a partnership of the National Football League Foundation, which provides funding, and LISC, which provides technical assistance and manages the program.
NFL Flag Powered by USA Football provides opportunities for boys and girls ages 5-17 to play non-contact football and learn lessons about sportsmanship and teamwork, while also getting their 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
As the sport’s national governing body and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.