Meet Edwin Bailey’s Best Man
As a special education teacher at Mount Rainier High School, Seahawks Legends guard Edwin Bailey struck up a friendship with student Tyler Earnest.
Tyler would go on to be the best man at Edwin's wedding, an event he remembers quite vividly: "I remember him wheeling me up and saying, 'Let's do this, okay? We've got to be quiet now!'"
They both were among the celebrities at the 2018 Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic.
RIP Former Head Trainer Jim Whitesel
The Seahawks mourn the passing of former head team trainer Jim Whitesel, who died of cancer on August 9. He was 70.
Whitesel was an assistant trainer for the Seahawks over the first seven years of the team's history before becoming the head trainer in 1983, a position he held through the 1998 season.
"It was a dream come true; it's all I ever wanted to do as an athletic trainer is work at this level," Whitesel recalled about his career with the Seahawks. "Everybody nurtures everybody to do a great job, and that's how we learned to be as good as we are."
Legends & Seahawks Make-A-Wish Day
A number of Legends were on hand for Seahawks Make-A-Wish Day on August 7, 2018, at CenturyLink Field.
As part of the special day, the Make-A-Wish kids put on their own Seahawks jerseys in the locker room before being introduced on the stadium PA and running out the tunnel onto the field. The Legends played catch with them, signed autographs and posed for pictures too.
A Visit with Gregg Smith
Smith was the assistant head coach for the Seahawks during the Dennis Erickson era: 1995-1998. He was also the tight ends coach his first two years, and coached the offensive line the following two years.
Smith was also part of Erickson's coaching staff at the University of Miami when the Hurricanes won two national championships, as well as with Erickson while with the San Francisco 49ers.
Altogether, Smith was a part of Erickson's coaching staffs for 28 years.
2018 Jacob Green Golf Classic
The 31st Annual Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic was held on July 23, 2018, at the Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, WA. Proceeds benefit research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Pete Gross House, and the Family Assistance Fund.
A dinner and auction held the previous evening raised almost $300,000 for these organizations.
Legends & American Flag Football
Several Seahawks Legends will be on the football field this week with eyes on a $1 million dollar prize.
The Ultimate Final of the American Flag Football League features QB Seneca Wallace's Godspeed team against the Fighting Cancer team on Thursday, July 19, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game begins at 5:00 pm PT on the NFL Network.
Two more Seahawks Legends join Wallace on the Godspeed team: RB Justin Forsett and DB Josh Wilson. Wallace and Wilson were Seahawks teammates in the 2007-2009 seasons, and Forsett was teammates with Wallace and Wilson in ...
Legends & NFL Alumni Pro Days
Seahawks Legends Deion Branch and Mike Tice are among a number of NFL Legends participating in the upcoming NFL Alumni Pro Day Experience. The event, held in six cities around the U.S., puts players ages 13 to 18 years old through the same drills individual college athletes go through in the NFL Combine, and coach them to reach peak performance in those events.
Each Pro Day Experience will feature 15-20 Alumni coaches.
Eden Prairie High School
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August 25 & 26
A Visit with Joe Tafoya
A defensive end for the Seahawks in the 2005-2006 seasons, Tafoya was at the right place at the right time for the team's first Super Bowl appearance.
Since his retirement from the NFL, Tafoya has been busy with a number of ventures, including his own media company, a golf experience studio located at Safeco Field, and his wife Brandelyn's clothing line - Lady 12.
He was also behind the campaign that set a Guinness World Record for "Loudest Crowd Roar at an Outdoor Sports Stadium," which was set in 2012 at CenturyLink Field, and later set again after the first record ...
Legends & the 2018 Special Olympics
Four thousand athletes and coaches from all 50 states, 14 sports, and 10,000 volunteers. Inspiring numbers for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games recently held in Seattle.
Among those volunteers were a number of Seahawks Legends, who were front and center welcoming the athletes to town, walking with them onto the field during the opening ceremonies, and coaching them during the flag football competitions.
The opening ceremonies were held on July 1 at Husky Stadium, and the adjacent flag football fields featured Legends Walter Jones, Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, Ray ...
Mack Strong’s Golf Tournament
Founded in 2002, Seahawks Legend Mack Strong's Team-Works Foundation empowers youth in Pacific Northwest communities. The Foundation's 11th Annual Banquet Auction and Celebrity Golf Tournament was held on June 29 & 30 at the Golf Club at Newcastle, with a number of Mack's former teammates and friends turning out to help raise money for a great cause.
"We are working with kids that are middle school age up to high school age," said Mack about the focus of his foundation. "It's a youth development mentoring program, we have a three-part curriculum: strong mind, ...