The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on so many elements of every-day life, and youth sports are no exception.
And with that in mind, the NFL is looking to do its part to help support youth and high school football programs as they get back on the field. As a first step in that effort, the NFL Foundation is offering each player named to the 2021 Pro Bowl a $5,000 grant to help support the return of youth and high school football.
With seven Seahawks making the Pro Bowl—linebacker Bobby Wagner, quarterback Russell Wilson, safety Jamal Adams, receiver DK Metcalf, safety Quandre Diggs, long snapper Tyler Ott and special teamer Nick Bellore—that adds up to $35,000 worth of grants that will help local football programs in Washington.
The seven programs selected by the Seahawks to receive those grants are:
- Highline High School (Burien)
- Kent Meridian High School
- Renton High School
- Franklin High School (Seattle)
- Foss High School (Tacoma)
- Davis High School (Yakima)
- CD Panthers Youth Football (Seattle)
The great tradition of high school football in the state of Washington will be on full display at CenturyLink Field for Sunday Night Football, with hundreds of jerseys laid out in Sections 108 & 110.