Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Sept. 2 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks Launch Page With Resources For Voters
With just 62 days until the general election, the Seahawks have decided to help enable voters in any way possible. Yesterday, the team launched a page of resources about voting. On the page, you are able to check your voter registration status, register yourself to vote and sign up for election reminders.
Also on the page, you can educate yourself on what you are voting for, including information on candidates that will appear on the ballot, who is running for key positions in your county and what everyone stands for. Included are messages from head coach Pete Carroll, quarterback Russell Wilson and safety Quandre Diggs about how important it is to vote in this year's election.
"Why not take this time and make a commitment to vote," Carroll said, "and march together to get everybody in this country to vote so that everybody has the voice? And everybody that needs to speak out gets heard, and we don't let anybody squelch any aspect of the voting potential, not one vote. And we need to start now. We need to start voting. Start the process and register. All of our players are officially registered. That's a start, a commitment to vote. Can we get that done? We can. We can do that."
"The number one thing we can all do is vote," Wilson said. "To encourage people to vote – Ciara and I hopped on with this awesome campaign, I Am a Voter. It's been really cool to see people get registered and start to vote. This year, this election—and it's not just the presidential one, there's so much more to it—voting really does make a difference to make change in the system."
"For me to help invoke change, I think it's my duty to go out there and vote," Diggs said. "I'm not telling people who to vote for – you vote for who you have to vote for – but for me, I think it's important in these times with everything going on to know that your vote is important. People back in the day fought for our rights to be able to vote, and it's important for me to take advantage of those rights."
The general election will be held on Nov. 3, with polls opening starting at 7 a.m. PST. Check out the full page of resources for the answers to any other questions you have about voting.
Seahawks Team With Local Non-Profits To Highlight Military Community
The Seahawks partnered with Bunker Labs and 12 local veteran non-profit organizations to discuss today's climate for our military community in the Pacific Northwest. At the event, which was virtually held on Aug. 25, Bunker Labs CEO Blake Hogan spoke about his journey in the Marine Corps and in the entrepreneurship world. Later, each of the 12 local veteran non-profit organizations shared their mission and individual journeys as well.
The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of understanding that no matter how much ambition one group may have, no single organization can solve all problems. The symposium was meant to create a family of organizations that will be able to work together in the future with the common goal of supporting the military community.
The Pacific Northwest holds the seventh-largest military presence in the NFL, making up almost 18 percent of Washington's population. With six major military installations within 60 miles of CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks were compelled to encourage, support and celebrate members of these military communities through programs and events throughout the year. This event was one of the many things the Seahawks do to support the military community.
Tyler Lockett Discusses Importance Of Mental Health Amid Uncertainty
Yesterday, Lockett joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Danny and Gallant" and opened up about the importance of mental health with all that's going on in the world. You can listen to the full interview here starting at the 35-minute mark, but below is his full answer about mental health.
On how the pandemic and racial injustice issues in America are affecting players:
"You try to focus on a lot of the good more than the bad that's going on. But some stuff that people don't take into consideration, especially when you want sports back, and thinking about how players have to get in a bubble or quarantine, they don't really realize the mental health (toll) that it takes on people. A lot of (players) can't be with their families, a lot of people are literally at the house by themselves and they can't do anything. Like the rules where you can't go to the restaurant if there's more than 10 people, or stuff like that. Basically, you're telling people 20 to 30 years old that they have to stay in the house and do nothing just to make football happen. I don't think a lot of people are taking into consideration mental health and what it can do to people with depression and anxiety. So, being around our teammates is very important right now."
Social Post Of The Day
The Seahawks and Safeway are again partnering for a great cause, this time selling hats with proceeds going to pediatric cancer research.
More From Around The Web
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Larry Stone of The Seattle Times wrote about Chris Carson’s value to the offense despite his potentially uncertain futureS.
Turron Davenport of ESPN dissected the relationship between DK Metcalf and Titans receiver A.J. Browne – they were rivals in high school, roommates in college and now both are on their way to stardom.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest analyzed Jarran Reed’s comments about his “unfinished business” after last season’s disappointmenta.
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks entering the 2020 season and Russell Wilson was right near the toph.
Photos from the 14th practice of Seahawks 2020 Training Camp, held on Tuesday, September 1 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.