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Monday Round-Up: Seahawks Donate Weight Room Equipment To Local High Schools

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Monday, August 5 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Every Plate Counts

Have you ever wanted to bust out a few reps on a flat bench stamped with your favorite NFL organization’s logo? After the team’s weight room at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center got a facelift during the offseason, the Seahawks organization took it upon themselves to donate the old equipment to a few area high schools.

From free weights to squat racks to leg-press machines, plenty of exercise equipment made its way to Chief Sealth International High School, Rainier Beach High School, and Kent-Meridian High School. I can only imagine how excited the athletic programs were at each of these schools to receive such a donation.

Kent-Meridian football coach Justin Callendar was quoted, “I feel like we hit the lottery. We were recently able to buy some new racks for the free weights through ASB and athletic. But we did not have good bumper plates and other machines. They were falling apart.”

On the note of high schools and football, the organization is close to finalizing its Blue Friday Night Lights schedule for the 2019 season. Be sure to visit the ‘Future of Football’ section of Seahawks.com for more info on the team’s involvement in youth football.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from the official Twitter account of the NFL, as they shared a video of former Seahawks center Kevin Mawae delivering a speech during his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks.com’s John Boyle reports on former NFL linebacker Brian Banks visiting the VMAC to speak to the Seahawks rookie class and share his “incredible story.”

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times writes up a feature article on linebacker Barkevious Mingo and what his future in Seattle could look like.

Matt Barrows, Scott Bordow, Vincent Bonsignore, and Michael-Shawn Dugar from The Athletic, team up to highlight some top talent around the NFC West.

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Photos from Day 8 of Seahawks 2019 training camp, presented by Safeway, held on Saturday, August 3 at Bothell's Pop Keeney Stadium, where the team put on a series of gameday elements for the thousands of 12s in attendance.

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