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Wednesday Round-Up: Shaquill And Shaquem Griffin Unveil New Playground Equipment At Park Orchard Elementary

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Wednesday, November 7 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Griffin Brothers Dedicate New Playground

Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin and his twin brother, Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, recently joined Kent School District administrators at Park Orchard Elementary School to unveil new playground equipment that provides accessible play to students of all abilities. The new playground equipment comes thanks to a $22,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare of Washington, which alongside the Griffin brothers and school district leaders took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new space.

”We have to give respects and thanks to all the donors and everybody that supported this cause,” Shaquill Griffin said. “It’s awesome to be a part of it and see the excitement of the kids. To give back to the kids and the community feels awesome.”

Shaquem Griffin, who had his left hand amputated when he was 4-years-old due to amniotic band syndrome, appreciates the accessible nature of the new equipment.

“The biggest part is a new playground that is adaptable to all children,” Shaquem Griffin said. “It’s for all students – no matter if you have one hand or two hands – you get a chance to have fun with all of your classmates and I think that’s very important.”

Before spending time on the new equipment with the school children, the twin brothers spoke to students inside the school's gym.

“Be positive, be good in class and keep your grades up,” Shaquem Griffin said. “When it comes to the playground, that’s when you can let loose and be free. We all love the playground and recess.”

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share the tribute video to Seahawks owner Paul Allen that ran before this past Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers at CenturyLink Field.

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