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Seahawks To Hold Annual Scrimmage at Qwest Field

The Seattle Seahawks will hold its annual team scrimmage on Saturday, August 2, at Qwest Field beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets in the Puget Sound region and beginning Thursday, July 17, at 10 a.m.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 6-17) and children under the age of five are free. Qwest Field gates open for the 90-minute scrimmage at 9 a.m.

All proceeds from the scrimmage will benefit "Play It Smart" programs in King & Pierce Counties. The Seahawks, in partnership with the National Football Foundation, fund "Play It Smart" programs at Clover Park and Rainier Beach High Schools during the 2008-09 school year.

"Play It Smart" is an educational program designed to transform student-athletes' passion for sport and intense dedication to their team into a force for greater good in their lives is remarkably successful. "Play It Smart" participants graduate and go on to college at rates well above those of their peers, all at a cost of less than a dollar per day per student-athlete.

Prior to the scrimmage, the team will host a two-hour Gatorade Jr. Training Camp (ages 8-14) at 8 a.m. Participants will have the chance to work with local high school coaches to learn football fundamentals, techniques and skills. Participants must register through Campers will be admitted into the scrimmage for free. Parents/guardians of the campers must have a ticket to attend the scrimmage.

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