Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, January 29 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
Sandy Gregory: Paul G. Allen Award
The Seattle Sports Commission announced on Monday that former Seahawks staff member Sandy Gregory will be honored with the Paul G. Allen Award at the 84th Annual MTRWestern Seattle Sports Star of the Year. According to Visitseattle.org, The Paul G. Allen Award is “given to an individual who has made a significant or compelling philanthropic contribution” to Seattle sports.
Sandy Gregory retired in June of 2018 after 42 years of service with the franchise. Gregory served in a variety of roles ranging from public relations assistant to senior director of legends, team history, and special projects. She was also the last of the Seahawks’ original employees from its expansion season of 1976. Her impact on the Seattle Seahawks is everlasting and can be recognized throughout all facets of the organization. “She was the heart and soul of the team’s community outreach, earning praise from past and present players whose charity events she helped stage,” says Visitseattle.org.
“Sandy was instrumental in my career. Oftentimes, people forget about those behind-the-scenes components. I know for sure that my life was easier because of how easy she was to work with. Sandy is not just staff, she is family, and I am extremely honored to be able to witness her get the recognition she deserves,” says Walter Jones, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
The MTRWestern Seattle Sports Star of the Year is an event created in 1936 to celebrate the accomplishments of Washington sports. The awards show features the athletes, coaches, philanthropists, executives, and stories of the respective year. Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett is up for Male Sports Star of the Year, while Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin’s tale of being reunited with his twin brother in the NFL is up for Sports Story of the Year. This year’s awards show takes place on February 7, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand hotel in Seattle. Tickets can be purchased here.
Social Post Of The Day
Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks PR, as they share a quote from former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher regarding Seahawks Legend Steve Hutchinson being up for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com announces that the Seahawks will host the Summer Sports and Entertainment Business Academy at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in June of 2019.
Jayson Jenks at The Athletic recaps the Seahawks’ victory at the 2015 NFC Championship game from a few players’ perspectives.
Sandy Gregory Through The Years
Take a look back at the professional career of Seattle Seahawks employee Sandy Gregory, who retired Friday after 42 years of dedication to the club. Gregory's tenure took her from an administrative assistant position in the public relations department, to community service director, to senior director of legends, team history and special projects.