RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today fan activities for the Seahawks versus Cardinals game on Saturday, December 24. Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. All stadium gates open at 10:30 a.m. and Touchdown City opens at 10 a.m.
Volunteers from Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington State will be distributing the Seahawks Gameday Magazine for $5 as part of the Spirit of 12 Partners program. All proceeds raised will be matched 100% by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
Yakima native and current lead singer of Shelley and the Curves, Shelley Tomberg will perform the national anthem. The joint-service honor guard will be led service men and women representing U.S. Navy from Navy Region Northwest. The honor guard is comprised of active duty military members of all branches of the armed services.
During halftime, the team will share a special holiday reading of the poem, The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, on the videoboards featuring Seahawks players, Sea Gals and Santa in addition to a few on-field surprises for two local families.
American Family Insurance Touchdown City is free and opens at 10 a.m. Seahawks Legend Edwin Bailey will be signing autographs from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Legends Experience. Local cover band, Hit Machine will perform on the main stage from Noon - 1 p.m. Additional Touchdown City activities include the following:
- Two 13'x 24' high definition/resolution screens for fans to watch other NFL games
- Interactive games and contests
- Photo opportunities
- Airbrush tattoos and hair painting
- Performances by Sea Gals and Blue Thunder
- Sea Gals autograph booth
- Appearance by BOOM, Seahawks mascot
- Opportunity to take images with Taima, team's augur hawk
- The Pro Shop kiosks
- CenturyLink Quarterback Challenge for a chance to win the opportunity to compete for $5,000
- 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM pregame show featuring live reports and analysis with host Dori Monson and Seahawks Legends Sam Adkins, Jordan Babineaux, Paul Moyer and Dave Wyman
The Marlin James Band will perform country rock music on the outdoor stage located at the northwest entrance to the stadium from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and at the same location immediately following the game.
Seahawks fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early to enjoy game day activities and avoid any traffic or parking delays. A transportation guide is available at Seahawks Gameday Guide.
The team will donate 12% of sales for every blanket purchased in December at the four Seahawks retail stores to Cocoon House, a non-profit that provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Snohomish County. The four retail stores are located at CenturyLink Field, downtown Seattle, Renton Landing and Alderwood Mall. Fans will also be able to make an in-store donation at check-out.
The hashtag for Saturday's game against the Cardinals is #AZvsSEA. Fans are encouraged to tweet their gameday photos to @12s, an account curated by the Seahawks, using the hashtag #WeAre12. Snapchat users can now choose from a special Seahawks Snapchat filter while at CenturyLink Field on gameday. For stadium and traffic updates, follow and direct questions to @CenturyLink_Fld. The customer service staff at The Pro Shop is also ready to address any retail related questions at @SeahawksProShop.
About Cocoon House
Cocoon House is a non-profit that provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Snohomish County. The mission of Cocoon House is to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. Visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org/ for more information.
The Seahawks and Cardinals have matched up 35 times throughout their history, with an even split of 17 victories each as well as a tie that came earlier this season. The two teams face off again this Saturday at CenturyLink Field to see who will lead the all-time series.