The Virginia Mason Athletic Center was the site of the Character Playbook Experience for 3 local Seattle middle schools. The Seattle Seahawks, Verizon, and King County United Way welcomed 100 Character Playbook trained students to the indoor practice facility to take part in the Character Playbook Experience. The Experience consisted of six stations that each consisted of a physical challenge combined with a character component. Seattle Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett was on hand to coach students in the 40 yard dash and focus, while Seahawks alumni Jordan Babineaux served as the master of ceremonies and helped students with their touchdown catching skills.
For the part two of the event students transitioned into the Seahawks team meeting room for discussion on character. KJ Wright joined Tyler Lockett, Sabrina Register from the King County United Way, and Scott Charlston from Verizon on the panel. The discussion provided practical advice and anecdotal stories of being a teenager. Students also asked their own questions and sought advice on how to navigate the complicated world of middle school.
The 12th man spirit of Seattle was alive and well throughout the event and ended with a celebration and challenge for the students to take the lessons of character back to their schools and communities.