The Seattle Seahawks and Delta Air Lines are making a commitment to the community with the new "Delta Community Captains" program.
Delta Community Captains is a community-focused effort that will highlight local individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the community. Those who are recognized will be named honorary team captains.
The Seahawks and Delta will name three Community Captains every quarter, with specific categories aligned with shared company values. July through September captains will be education-themed, October through December will be military-themed, January through March will be equity and social justice-themed, and April through June will be environment-themed.
Employees from the Seahawks and Delta's Seattle-based team will also volunteer at events alongside the team captains and their organizations as part of the program.
"With a shared commitment to serving our community, we are thrilled to come together with our partners at Delta Air Lines to name honorary captains who are all making a strong impact in our community," said Amy Sprangers, Chief Revenue Officer, Seattle Seahawks. "We celebrate those who are champions both on and off the field and it is our hope that the amazing work of our Community Captains will inspire and encourage others to do the same."
Delta, the official airline partner of the Seahawks, echoed the enthusiasm for this program. Tony Gonchar, Delta's Vice President -- Seattle, is especially excited to bring light to young individuals making a difference.
"We are excited to be partnering with the Seattle Seahawks to recognize young members of the community who are already going above and beyond to make a positive impact, helping to build empathy and understanding through their actions," Gonchar said. "As a company powered by superior service and connection, we know the value that these actions have, not just in this moment, but for years to come."
Mireille Ignacio, an incoming fourth grader at Camelot Elementary in Federal Way, Wash., was named the first Delta Community Captain. She was the top reader in the Seahawks Summer Reading Program, reading for an impressive 3,600 minutes in June. Ignacio was surprised with the news while attending Seahawks Training Camp at the VMAC last week. She also received an exclusive Community Captain football with her name on it, a Seahawks jersey and a Delta prize pack.
More information about the Delta Community Captains program can be found here. Stay tuned for details about future captains, as each member will be featured on Seahawks.com.
Mireille was named the first Delta Community Captain in recognition of her dedication to education after reading 3,600 minutes in June as part of the Seahawks Summer Reading Program. Mireille attended Seahawks Training Camp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on August 19, where she was surprised with the news and gifted an exclusive Community Captain football with her name on it, as well as a Seahawks jersey and Delta prize pack. Read more about the Delta Community Captains program: https://shwks.com/ss9e2w