Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, August 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Avril Making A Difference
This past April, Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who is of Haitian descent and embraces the nickname 'Haitian Creation,' embarked on his second consecutive offseason trip to the country of Haiti, where he and his foundation - The Cliff Avril Family Foundation - began the groundbreaking of a new school building, created homes built to withstand natural disasters, hosted health clinics, youth football camps, and more.
Avril recently shared a bit of behind-the-scenes footage from his journey on YouTube, which showcases his travels from Miami, Florida to Haiti and back with teammate Michael Bennett as well as current and former NFL players Marshawn Lynch, Stephen Tulloch, and more.
Prior to the 2016 season and in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Avril pledged to build a home in Haiti for every sack he recorded. He finished with a career-high 11.5 sacks and rounded up to pledge to build 12 homes in the country.
You can check out behind-the-scenes footage from Avril's trip in the video embedded above.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, who shares a photo of himself with team mascot Blitz at training camp.
Sea Gals 2018 Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling
The Sea Gals' 2018 calendar release party is less than two weeks away and limited tickets are still available for the August 20th event at The Triple Door in Seattle. Included in the $30 ticket price fans will receive a 2018 calendar of their own as well as a unique view of the Sea Gals' premiere event of the season.
Pro Shop Item Of The Week
Just hitting shelves this week at the Seahawks Pro Shop is a graphite/black sideline cap from New Era. You can find the gear in-store at the Pro Shop's CenturyLink Field, Renton Landing, and downtown Seattle locations.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle answers fan questions on Twitter following the first week of training camp.
Rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin shared what he's learned so far from veteran Richard Sherman.
The Seahawks announced broadcast information for the 2017 season, welcoming John Clayton as a sideline reporter to the Delta Air Lines Radio Network.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune outlines what he'll be watching at today's training camp practice.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares quick analysis of rookie offensive lineman Ethan Pocic, a second-round pick by the Seahawks.
Seattle's Bobby Wagner is the second-highest rated middle linebacker in Madden 18.
For fantasy fans, FNTSY Sports Network pegs Yakima native and former Eastern Washington standout Cooper Kupp as a sleeper in the Rams' receiving corps.
And at ESPN.com, Sheil Kapadia shares takeaways from Seahawks training camp so far, noting Russell Wilson might have his best group of pass catchers around him since coming into the League.
Youth football players from the Central Area Youth Association visited Seahawks training camp on Monday, August 7 and were treated to a unique VIP experience courtesy of Safeway.