Seahawks visit Syre Elementary to promote healthy lifestyle

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, center,
and mascot Blitz  with the Syre Elementary sixth graders
and their 12th Man Flag.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Seattle Seahawks players are visiting two elementary schools in the District this fall as part of the National Football League's "Play 60" youth health and fitness campaign. The program is focused on making the next generation of kids more active and healthy by encouraging them to engage in physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day.

Wide receiver Golden Tate and the Seahawks mascot “Blitz” visited Syre Elementary on October 23 and encouraged the students at an all-school assembly to work hard in school, respect their teachers and each other, and to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise. Tate grew up in Tennessee and attended the University of Notre Dame where he was a unanimous All-America selection in 2009 and also played baseball. He recalled for the children how he was required by his parents to complete his homework each day and maintain good grades before he could participate in sports.

Tate signed and presented Syre with its own “12th Man” Flag to hang in the school.

The Seahawks will visit Brookside Elementary in Lake Forest Park next month.


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