KENNEWICK, Wash. - If it wasn't the chance of a lifetime, it was certainly a rare one for 230 kids ages 7-14 at Lampson Stadium today. But Brandon Browner, Doug Baldwin, and Richard Sherman say they were here not only to teach football but also connect with who normally have to watch from afar. They may live about three hours away from Century Link Field. But kids at today's Seahawks Junior Training Camp just are as much fans as if they lived in the Seattle area. For the 18th consecutive year, the hawks are making nine stops around the Pacific Northwest to teach football skills and represent the team.
"Most definitely it's a satisfying thing to give back to the community. These kids watch us on TV. It's a wonderful job for us to come back out here and give back and run around and show them how the game is played and the hard work we put into it," said Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner.
The Seahawk camp stopped in Yakima on July 14th and after today's camp just two remain before (NFL) training camp starts next Thursday. The players say the sessions are a good way to meet fans that are spread across the region.
"Even though they aren't in the immediate area, the immediate Seattle area. But it's been a great time; you get to see so much more when you travel around. You see on side where it's cloudy and rainy and the other side where it's desert. It's incredible the contrast," said Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
The Seahawks first game is in Carolina against Panthers on September 8th.