Thursday Round-Up: Richard Sherman Delivers Inspiring, Educational Message To Compton Youth

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman visited a local school in his hometown of Compton, Calif., and talked with students about the importance of education and setting goals for themselves to stay on track.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday, June 8 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Sherman Delivers Inspiring, Educational Message To Compton Youth 

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman visited a local school in his hometown of Compton, Calif. and talked with students about the importance of education and setting goals for themselves to stay on track. 

"I want to make sure kids who grow up in tough situations know that there's hope." Sherman wrote on The Players' Tribune. "There are goals. There are things you can do to be successful. You can overcome your circumstances. You can overcome the situation you're born into. You're standing up for your goals. Standing up for your ambitions. Standing up for yourself. You're standing up for everything that you really want in this life." 

In the video above, Sherman was joined alongside sprinter Carmelita Jeter and former athletes Baron Davis and Marcellus Wiley — all California natives — as part of the STAND UP movement, which is partnered through American Family Insurance to "harnesses the power of some of the biggest names in sports to take on the divisive rhetoric that has infiltrated our national conversations."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who shared this photo on Instagram after completing a few games of bowling with members of Seattle's secondary: 

DB'S #LOB!! Thanks to @luckystrikebell for showing love!!

A post shared by Earl Thomas III (@earl) on

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Challenge Headed to CenturyLink Field

Kids in the Seattle area will have the opportunity to audition to be cast in this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports show by attending an event from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m this Saturday at CenturyLink Field. Youth participants will be evaluated based on personality, enthusiasm, on-screen presence, and ability to throw a football a distance of 30 yards. Kids selected will have the chance to win $50,000 on July 13 in Los Angeles, Calif. during the taping of the show, which will be hosted by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for the third year in a row. For more information, visit KCSChallenge.com.

More From Around The Web 

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is being a valuable resource for the new players at his position on the roster. 

The Seahawks hosted 100 local middle school students yesterday as part of the NFL and United Way's Character Playbook Initiative. 

What's next for Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner following a career season? 

John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle believes George Fant's growth could help him claim the Seahawks' starting job at left tackle. 

Baldwin will host his inaugural family combine on Sunday, June 25.

Finally, NFL.com looked at the best draft picks from the University of Wisconsin:

The Seahawks' decision to spend a third-rounder on a player other clubs regarded as too short for the quarterback position paid off handsomely. Wilson led Seattle to back-to-back Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XLVIII, and has led all five of his Seahawks teams to double-digit regular-season wins without missing a start.

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