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Russell Wilson and the Seahawks create a flag football league for Puget Sound area kids

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson loves to help and inspire kids in the Seattle area.

Wilson is known for his weekly trips to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he visits sick kids to try and bring them some joy when things might seem tough.

And it looks like Wilson is trying to expand his reach by engaging youth in sports and encouraging them to stay active. 

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In partnership with the Seahawks, Wilson and the organization have teamed up with NFL FLAG to launch a flag football league for area kids and teens.

From the press release on the Seahawks website, the youth players will get "exclusive training tips from Russell Wilson,” as well as other Seahawks players. They will also have a chance to snag some NFL gear and a chance to play the no-contact sport at some top-notch playing facilities.

The league itself will have locations in the Puget Sound area which include Seattle, Kent, Bothell, Tacoma, Renton, and Bellevue. 

More locations are said to be added throughout the year.

Here is what Wilson said about bringing the flag football league to the Puget Sound area:

Working with NFL FLAG and helping them lead the way around the world for youth to learn the game of football is one of the most exciting moments in my life. This incredible game will teach kids in Seattle and all over the world life lessons about working as a team and improve their athletic skills, all while providing an experience they will never forget! I'm looking forward to growing the game of flag football globally starting right here in Seattle!

Russell Wilson

The Seahawks star was recently named co-owner and chairman of NFL FLAG in February. The organization has more than 1,600 locally-operated leagues with over 500,000 youth athletes across the country.

 

If you are in the Puget sound area and want to register your kid to join in with Russell Wilson and his FLAG league, registration is open until April 4, 2021.

You can also read more information in the newly-formed site here.