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Friday Round-Up: Tre Flowers Joins Dairy Farmers of Washington to Talk Healthy Eating, On Field Success, And More

Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers joined the Dairy Farmers of Washington to speak to local children about healthy eating and how it has contributed to his on the field success.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Friday, April 9 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

Creating Healthy Habits

In the midst of working from home and virtual learning, the importance of eating healthy and getting enough physical activity remains paramount for students across Washington state. Making a virtual appearance to help encourage local students to make healthy eating and activity choices was cornerback Tre Flowers, who is also a Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador. 

Flowers joined the Dairy Farmers of Washington to present the Hometown Grant Smoothie Innovation Challenge, which involved a competition between four local Boys and Girls Clubs. The clubs presented healthy smoothie recipes for a chance to win funds to help build upon their respective club's wellness efforts.

During the virtual call with the various Boys and Girls Clubs, Flowers shared how healthy eating has contributed to his on field success and encouraged the students in attendance to include all five food groups into their diet and get 60 minutes of physical activity each day. 

During the hard-fought competition, the Sammamish Boys and Girls Club ultimately took First Place, followed by Kirkland, with the Redmond and Mark Twain Clubs tying for Third Place. All clubs who participated recieved a portion of a $10,000 hometown grant, to help contribute to the health and wellness efforts of each club. 

Since 2014, the Seahawks and the Dairy Farmers of Washington have been working together to identify deserving youth programs to participate in the Hometown Grant. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boys and Girls Clubs have remained open to help support childcare for frontline workers and prevent learning loss, while students have transitioned to virtual learning.

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