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June 9, 2008 1:13 PM

Seahawks "Play 60" campaign launched

Posted by Jose Romero

Here's a press release from the team regarding summer activities it is offering for kids:

KIRKLAND, WASH. - The Seattle Seahawks announced a schedule of summer activities to teach basic football fundamentals, focus on the health and wellness of young fans with the over-arching message to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. The “Play 60” campaign is a league-wide youth health and fitness initiative.

“Our summer activities provide a unique opportunity for our alumni, coaches, players and staff to share the passion for Seahawks football and meet over 2500 youth from throughout the State of Washington,” said VP Community Outreach Mike Flood. “Our message and goal is to promote positive youth development, health, wellness, life skills and ultimately, to help football grow across Washington State.”

Gatorade Junior Training Camps
The team will host eight (8) Gatorade Junior Training Camps. The non-contact camp is a three-hour clinic which will combine first-rate football instruction and life skills messages that focus on self-improvement and a motivational life-skills session with a Seahawks player or alumni. The camps are free and youth can pre-register at www.seahawks.com.

Seahawks All-Pro Varsity Skills Camp
The Seahawks All-Pro Varsity Skills Camp is a premier two-day camp for junior high athletes ages 11-15 who desire play varsity football. The camp will be held June 25 and 26 at the Seahawks Kirkland Training Facility. The two-day camp is $250 per camper.

Seahawks Junior Player Development Camps
The Seahawks Junior Player Development Camps are week-long full-contact youth football camps designed to teach boys and girls ages 12 to 14 the fundamentals of tackle football. The camps are free. Camp locations include: Federal Way, Tacoma, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Renton, and Burley, Idaho.

Macy's Dad & Me Day
The Second Annual Macy's Dad & Me Day will be held at Qwest Field July 15 – 16 and is open to all ages. The event offers an exclusive opportunity for parents and kids to spend an action-packed day of fun family activities including on-field games, contests, face-painting, a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium, the rare opportunity to tour the Seahawks’ locker room, and the chance to meet Seahawks players and coaches. To register, event attendees should purchase an official “Macy’s Dad & Me Day with the Seahawks” hat at select Western Washington Macy’s men’s fragrance counters. Registration and hat sales began May 30 and continue through June 15, while supplies last.

Junior Sea Gals
The Junior Sea Gals Program provides a fun and memorable experience for young girls in the areas of dance, cheer, teamwork, physical well being and self esteem. Juniors participate in three clinics where they learn a halftime routine to be performed at the Seahawks vs. Raiders preseason game on Friday, August 30.

For more information on camp locations and criteria please visit www.seahawks.com.

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Posted by free stuff

7:52 AM, Jun 10, 2008

Lofa can show them how to drink and drive, and not get caught to often....maybe?
This Hawk blog is get pretty sparse on comments, guess it's time to post a song, then read the insults!

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