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Sea Hawkers provide day to remember for Ronald McDonald House

On Saturday, June 16 members of the Sea Hawkers Booster Club teamed up with the Seattle Seahawks to meet and mingle with children and families of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House.

The event offered children and families of the Ronald McDonald House an up-close and personal look at the excitement and energy that surrounds the Seahawks gameday experience.

The Sea Hawkers prepared and served brunch for the house, as the Sea Gals, mascot Blitz and Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond visited with children and their families, posed for photos and signed autographs. HAWK ONE Tailgating was also on hand, offering photos and tours of their 36-foot gameday tailgating RV.

The event also included spirited performances from the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline and dance renditions from the Sea Gals, who actively engaged the children and their families and encouraged them to join in the festive acts.

Chris Johnson, VP Publicity – Sea Hawkers Central Council, trusted the half-day event would bring out the same sense of family and togetherness that the 12th Man exuberates on Seahawks game days.

“The 12th Man is known for their sense of oneness, rallying behind a ‘cause’ and rising to the occasion inside the stadium on gameday,” said Johnson. “To see the 12th Man, as one, rally behind the kids and families of the Ronald McDonald House while teamed up with the Seahawks…priceless.”

The Sea Hawkers Booster Club has been involved in helping charities throughout the community since their inception in 1976. The club visits the Ronald McDonald house twice a year and has visited the house a total of five times – they plan to make a return trip to the house in December.

For more information on the Sea Hawkers Booster Club, visit www.SeaHawkers.org or find them on Facebook, and to learn more about the efforts of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, visit http://www.rmhcseattle.org/

The Sea Hawkers Booster Club poses for a group photo with members of the Sea Gals and Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond.

Families of the Ronald McDonald House listen to the Blue Thunder performance, while the Sea Gals entertain and involve some willing children participants.

A child of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House is given a tour of HAWK ONE Tailgating’s game day RV.

Children of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House interact with members of the Sea Gals, while the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline performs.

Children of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House look on with their families as members of the Seattle Seahawks provide entertainment reminiscent of Seahawks game days.


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