RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today fan activities for the Monday, October 5 game versus the Detroit Lions. All gates open at 2:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy gameday activities and avoid any traffic or parking delays. CenturyLink is the gameday sponsor.
The local chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) will distribute 30,000 pink ribbons to fans as they enter the stadium. Representatives from the ZTA, Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will have booths in Touchdown City to share information. The ACS will invite fans to share names of family or friends undergoing treatment for a "Wall of Hope" display.
The national anthem will be sung by Bellevue native Megan Hilty, who has starred in several Broadway shows including "Wicked" and "9 TO 5: The Musical" and recently played the role of "Ivy" on the NBC musical drama SMASH.
Sea Gals will pay tribute to those fighting breast cancer with a halftime performance. They will be joined by more than 200 dancers from Eastlake, Kamiak, Kentridge, Kentwood, Moses Lake and Tumwater high schools in addition to 70 breast cancer survivors. Sea Gals will also accent their uniforms with pink boots and pink poms.
Breast cancer awareness elements featured during the game will include the following:
- Game balls with pink ribbon decals used for every down and pink kicking tees
- Pink Bose headsets for coaches
- Pink coins used for the coin toss
- Team specific New Era hats with pink accents for coaches and sideline personnel
- Pink ribbon pins for coaches and team
- Pink caps, wristbands, whistles and pins for game officials
- On-field pink ribbon stencils and *A Crucial Catch *wall banners
- Pink goal post padding in end zones
- Pink equipment for players including: cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline caps, helmet decals, captains' patches, chin straps, shoe laces, skull caps, sideline towels, eye shield decals and quarterback towels
All pink game-worn items will be auctioned off at NFLAuction.com with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Volunteers from YMCA of Greater Seattle and Sports in Schools 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.
American Family Insurance Touchdown City, located in the CenturyLink Field Event Center, is free and opens at 2:30 p.m. Seahawks Legend and honorary co-captain Jacob Green will be signing autographs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Local cover band Oncore will perform on the main stage from 3:20 - 3:50 p.m. and from 4:20 - 4:50 p.m.
Additional activities include the following:
- Interactive games and contests
- Photo opportunities
- Airbrush tattoos and hair painting
- Performances by Sea Gals and Blue Thunder
- Sea Gals autograph booth
- Appearances by Blitz and BOOM, Seahawks mascots
- Opportunity to take images with Taima, team's augur hawk
- The Pro Shop kiosks
- 710 ESPN featuring live reports and pregame analysis
- Season long food and beverage specials including $5 beers and $3 hot dogs
The team's #12sCam will stream live video of fans from Touchdown City. The #12sCam captures the mood and excitement of gameday and provides a platform for fans to share messages, cheers and shout-outs to players, coaches, family and friends. The live video feed will be streamed on Seahawks.com from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
*The indie rock band *Barcelona will perform on the outdoor stage located at the northwest entrance to the stadium at 3:00 - 3:35 p.m. and 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. The Po'okela Street Band will perform pop reggae music in the Brougham Beer Hall from 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
The gameday hashtags for Monday's game against the Lions is #DETvsSEA, #MNF and #NFLPink. Fans are encouraged to tweet their gameday photos to @12s, an account curated by the Seahawks, using the hashtag #GoHawks.
For stadium and traffic updates, follow and direct questions to @CenturyLink_Fld utilizing the hashtag #AskCLF. The customer service staff at The Pro Shop is also ready to address retail related gameday questions at @SeahawksProShop.
As part of the league-wide campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer screenings via A Crucial Catch campaign, the CenturyLink Field arch lights will be pink every Wednesday and Thursday nights throughout the month of October.
In addition, the team's five retail locations will offer a variety of pink merchandise throughout the month with a pledge to donate 10% of the sales to support the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Fans will also be able to make a donation at all registers during check-out. The Pro Shop retail stores are located at CenturyLink Field, downtown Seattle, Renton Landing, Alderwood Mall and newly opened store in Spokane Valley Mall.
Visit Seahawks.com for more information.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
About Road To Recovery
The American Cancer Society's Road To Recovery program provides transportation for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. The program allows volunteer drivers to donate their time and use of their vehicles to provide rides to treatment for those in need. In 2014, 1,190 rides were provided to King County patients through the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program. Visit cancer.org for more information.