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Wednesday Round-Up: Seattle Seahawks Honored With Petey Award At 10th Annual Compete Sports Diversity Awards

The Seattle Seahawks received the Petey Award for their partnership with the Cascade Flag Football Association.


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, January 29 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seattle Seahawks: 2019 Petey Award Honoree

Back in March of 2019, the Seattle Seahawks embarked on a sponsorship journey with the Cascade Flag Football Association (CFA) to help fund Seattle's premier flag football league for the LGBTQ+ community. Fast forward 10 months to January of 2020 and the Seahawks were present at the 10th Annual Compete Sports Diversity Awards to accept a Petey Award in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Seahawks community engagement manager Keli Imus was joined by CFA commissioner Brian Hawker to accept the award down in Vegas.

In 2008, Compete Magazine started a tradition of honoring an amateur LGBTQ+ athlete each year as their Athlete of the Year. Over the years the annual honor has developed into 'The Petey Awards,' which is named after a rugby player that Compete Magazine modeled their award after.

The Seahawks were selected for a Petey Award this year as the organization helped set a standard for not only other teams in the NGFFL but for other LGBTQ+ sports organizations and the other professional sports teams in Seattle. The Seahawks' partnership with Cascade Flag Football has been able to elevate the experience of the league's players and show the team's commitment to diversity in the LGBTQ+ community.

Some of the honorees from the 2018 Petey Awards include the Arizona Coyotes, Budweiser, and the National Football League as a whole.

CFA is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to provide an inclusive flag football league to Seattle, Washington. The league is fully inclusive and welcomes all players to join at the recreational level, however, CFA also has a competitive traveling team, the Seattle Boom, who participate in the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL). "With the support of the Seahawks, we hope to not only further improve our mission, but increase what we are able to do within the greater community," said Brian Hawker the CFA Commissioner, regarding the sponsorship.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from both Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs and quarterback Russell Wilson, as they both post about being a #girldad, something that Kobe Bryant was known to celebrate.

More From Around The Web's John Boyle writes up a story following the 2020 Pro Bowl about what a handful of NFC players’ thoughts and feelings were on the Seahawks coaching staff.

Brandon Gustafson from 710 ESPN Seattle dives into the Seahawks coaching staff’s approach during the 2020 Pro Bowl.

Seahawks drumline Blue Thunder and a handful of Seahawks staff members marched through downtown Seattle in the Pride Parade.

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