Prior to the start of 2015 NFL Draft, Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider had a special announcement to make.
He called Seattle's coaches, trainers, team scouts, personnel, and front office staff together for a meeting inside the Seahawks draft room at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center just moments before the first round of this year's selection process kicked off.
"Welcome to the 2015 NFL Draft," Schneider began. "We have something very important to talk about before we get started. Char Kores will be retiring after 33 years with the Seahawks."
Kores, who got her start in the team's public relations department in 1982, currently works as an executive assistant in football administration. Upon Schneider's announcement, every person gathered in the Seahawks draft room rose to their feet to applaud Kores on her dedication that has spanned more than three decades.
"It's been exciting to see how far we've come," said Kores, who noted the friendships she's built with co-workers, their families and their children would be what she'll miss most.
Schneider, head coach Pete Carroll, and team president Peter McLoughlin went on to present Kores with a framed customized jersey featuring her name on the back and the No. 33, signifying Kores' 33 years of devotion.