The Seahawks’ 2012 Man of the Year was the man of the morning last Friday, March 22 at Vision House – a Seattle-based social service agency that provides support for homeless mothers and their children.
Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung was on hand as a special guest for Vision House’s Easter party, spending time with some of the house’s children.
“Kids said I was the wrong Russell,” Okung jokingly-tweeted along with the above photo on Saturday morning, referring to the kids’ infatuation with the team’s “other” Russell – quarterback Russell Wilson.
Okung was named Seahawks Man of the Year last season for his work in the community with his UP Foundation, whose mission is to give back to the community by reaching out to children of single-parent homes – a cause that hits close to home for Okung, who himself was raised by a single mother. As part of the honor, Okung was awarded $1,000, which he chose to donate to Vision House back in November of 2012.
“The kids had a fun time with him,” said Mary Burton, leader of Vision House’s Community and Donor Relations. “He’s such a great guy. The boys had a lot of fun throwing the football with him. They really crave male role models and absolutely loved running around with Russell.”
You can check out more photos from Okung’s visit with Vision House by heading over to their Facebook page.