The Seattle Seahawks are coming to Alaska in July, and they’re bringing a prized possession with them.
Beginning July 8 members of the National Football League’s defending Super Bowl champions will be making two stops in Alaska, including one in Wasilla on July 8, the other July 9 in Anchorage.
Members will be bringing the Lombardi Trophy the team was awarded after the 2013-2014 Super Bowl victory.
The team is coming as part of Play 60, a program that encourages participants to live a more active life for at least 60 minutes per day. The program is part of a 40-year initiative developed in conjunction with the NFL and United Ways, advancing health and education among America’s youth. The Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, an Alaskan chapter of the Sea Hawkers booster club, as well as the Mat-Su Health Foundation and United Way of Mat-Su worked with Play 60 to bring the event to Alaska.
The Wasilla event is scheduled to include a variety of physical activities aimed at participants, ages 6 to 15, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Menard Sports Complex.
Students from the Mat-Su Borough School District participated in a program to turn in completed activity logs at school, with the chance to win a lunch with Seahawks players, and 14 winners received special certificates at the end of the school year.
On July 9 events move to Anchorage. Fans will get the chance to visit players and see the Lombardi trophy when team members take part in a breakfast and a Special Olympics/Building Owners & Managers Association Golf Tournament at the Anchorage Golf Course.