Wednesday Round-Up: Tyler Ott Gives Back To Tulsa Hospital

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Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Wednesday, February 27 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

It’s Time To Give Back

Last Friday, Seahawks long snapper Tyler Ott visited the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He stopped in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which is a part of the hospital that he is familiar with. Ott was born a month early in 1992 and spent 10 days in St. John Health System’s NICU.

The Harvard alumnus visited his old nurse and passed out family kits with his mother, Laurie Applekamp. An article published by Tulsaworld.com shows photos of Ott spending time with premature newborns and their mothers. “It’s easy for me to get involved,” says Ott. “When your family experiences it first-hand, you understand. This is important to me.”

Applekamp is the Oklahoma director of March of Dimes, an organization with a mission of leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Ott, along with Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Michael Dickson pledged to donate $125 to March of Dimes for every successful field goal and extra point during the 2018 season. Homestreet Bank decided to match the contributions, which ultimately amounted to more than $20,000. Ott split the contribution between Seattle and Oklahoma.

Applekamp inspires other families with premature babies by saying, “Never in my wildest dreams did I know that someday I’d be going to watch Tyler play games in the NFL. I tell families going through this that anything is possible. We’re living proof of it.”

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks tight end Will Dissly, as he promotes an event he’s putting on through his foundation.

Take a look back at some of the Seahawks' community events from the 2018 season.

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