Monday Round-Up: Shaquem Griffin Serves As Co-Grand Marshal For 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Parade Of Athletes

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today – Monday, July 2 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Shaquem Griffin Serves As Co-Grand Marshal For 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Parade of Athletes

With the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games kicking off in Seattle this weekend, Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin was at Husky Stadium Sunday, serving as co-grand marshal for the Parade of Athletes along with Tim Corrigan, a 75-year-old Special Olympics athlete who competed in the first Special Olympic games in 1968.

And Griffin wasn’t the only prominent Seattle athlete on hand, with Seahawks legend Walter Jones and Sonics great Gary Payton, a pair of Hall of Famers, also taking part in the opening ceremonies.

Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin was the co-Grand Marshal at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Parade of Athletes this past weekend at University of Washington's Husky Stadium. The Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline and Seahawks Legend Walter Jones also took part in the Opening Ceremony.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from the Seahawks’ twitter account, which gives a behind-the-scenes video look at Shaquem Griffin’s first pitch at Friday’s Mariners game, which was thrown to his twin brother Shaquill, who was behind the plate.

More From Around The Web

If you missed it on Friday, Sandy Gregory, the last original Seahawks employee from the team’s 1976 expansion season, is retiring after 42 years of making a big impact on the franchise and the entire region.

Take a look back at the professional career of Seattle Seahawks employee Sandy Gregory, who retired Friday after 42 years of dedication to the club. Gregory's tenure took her from an administrative assistant position in the public relations department, to community service director, to senior director of legends, team history and special projects.

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