Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Friday, June 28 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
The offseason provides time to train, travel, and make up for lost time with family and friends. Some players make their way back home, but others like Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson take the time to go visit 12s in other states across the country.
The third-year Seahawk joined Seahawks staff, mascot Blitz, and Legend Orlando Huff in a multi-destination trip around the great state of Alaska. The three-day trip was organized by the team's community engagement department in efforts to touch base with our 12s up in The Last Frontier and make an impact in the greater community, not just in the Pacific Northwest.
The trip kicked off with a bocce ball game in Ketchikan, Alaska, in which Thompson and the crew got the chance to compete with the Special Olympics Unified teams. The group then made their way to the Metlakatla Indian Community to meet with the Tlingit & Haida tribes. Seahawks Vice President of Community Outreach Mike Flood was quoted as he talked to the tribe, "We partnered with Tlingit & Haida, the regional tribe for Southeast, to make the Metlakatla trip happen. Strong community partnerships similar to Tlingit & Haida truly make these community visits happen so thank you so much for your support."
The team got a chance to visit with tribe elders and with the Boys & Girls Club of Metlakatla.
After stopping in the state's largest city of Anchorage for a United Way & Sea Hawker Booster Dinner & Auction, Thompson, Blitz, and Huff made their way to a Play60 event in Wasilla, Alaska. About 600 kids participated in the event, practicing football drills and learning about eating healthy and staying active. As a special addition to the event, the Seahawks crew was joined by Paralympic Alpine Skier gold medalist, Andrew Kurka.
The trip then came to a close on Thursday after the team stopped by a couple of local hospitals to spread some cheer and interact with the patients. Leave it to Blitz to make any child laugh, and there's no way he won this bicycle race down the hallway.
This year's Alaskan adventure wasn't the first time the team has made its way up north, and I'm sure it won't be the last. Last year Seahawks linemen Jordan Roos and Joey Hunt spent time up in Bethel, Alaska to promote health and wellness and learn about Yup'ik culture. The 2019 Alaska trip also marks Thompson's second fan-oriented journey, after joining cornerback Neiko Thorpe and Seahawks staff on this year's 12 Tour in Eastern Washington.
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Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson, Blitz, Legend Orlando Huff, and staff traveled up to Alaska to visit 12s and engage with the community.