Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, June 29 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Pete Carroll One Of Four Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Nominees
ESPN today announced a date for the inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, an event celebrating members of the sports industry that use their platform to make a positive impact on society. The network has nominated both teams and individuals for Humanitarian of the Year, including the NFL's San Francisco 49ers and their star wideout Anquan Boldin.
The ceremony will also dole out the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award which "celebrates and honors any organization or person who has used the power of sport by taking risk and using an innovative approach to aid the disadvantaged, save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity." Seattle coach Pete Carroll has been named one of the four honorees and he'll receive a $25,000 grant toward his charity work with A Better LA and A Better Seattle.
Here's what ESPN's release had to say about the Seahawks head coach's efforts:
Pete Carroll is committed to helping people be the best they can be on and off the field. Carroll works to identify what is unique about each person, understand and help them create a vision for what they want to be and then keep them connected to that vision. It is in this approach that has led to life-changing impact. Coach Carroll incorporated this philosophy to help transform communities and make them better places to live through his violence prevention efforts via A Better LA and A Better Seattle. He was instrumental to bring Free The Children's We Act & We Day to the U.S. and Seattle in 2013. Annually, students earn their tickets to We Day by completing one local and one global action on any issue of their choice. This program is unique because it provides youth from all types of backgrounds a platform to become agents of change and leaders regardless of their circumstances.
The Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards will take place July 14 in Los Angeles and ESPN will carry highlights from the evening during a half-hour special set to air at 5:30 p.m. PT on July 23.
From The #12Tour
The Seahawks' Central Washington #12Tour stopped in Lake Chelan, where wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, the Sea Gals, and Blitz the Seahawk enjoyed a day on the water and in the sun with the Seahawks faithful.
The Seahawks' #12Tour with wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, the Sea Gals, and team mascots Blitz and BOOM hit Central Washington this past weekend, visiting Yakima, the Tri-Cities, Lake Chelan, and Wenatchee. Photo galleries from each stop are embedded for you in this article.
The Seahawks' Central Washington #12Tour with wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, the Sea Gals, and mascot BOOM continued East to Yakima with a 12 Flag raising and stop at Miner's burgers for lunch.
The Seahawks' Central Washington #12Tour with wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, the Sea Gals, and mascot BOOM landed in the Tri-Cities, where the Seahawks joined children from the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin counties at the Tri-City Dust Devils baseball game.
The last stop on the Seahawks' Central Washington #12Tour saw wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, and the Sea Gals visit Wenatchee's Pybus Public Market for a fan rally and 12 Flag raising.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the Seattle Mariners, who sent Jon Ryan a video of the Seahawks punter in attendance at Sunday's road game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com digital media reporter John Boyle shared responses to several Seahawks fans' questions in his first reader mailbag and joined 49ers.com senior reporter Taylor Price for an all-NFC-West related podcast.
Seahawks long snapper and military veteran Nate Boyer guest-wrote a column for TheMMQB.com on the pursuit of the American dream.
Seattle's starting right tackle Justin Britt, the Seahawks second-round pick last year, offers advice to this year's crop of NFL rookies.
And Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com recaps a recent conversation with Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin on 710 ESPN Seattle.
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