A dozen ways to thank the Seahawks
February 13, 2014
Congratulations, Seahawks and Seahawks fans. The 43-8 Super Bowl win over Denver makes us proud to be Northwest residents.
And kudos to the Seahawks players, coaches and staff for the way they’ve embraced the 12th man concept – saying we fans are part of the team.
Maybe there’s something to the concept.
So let’s turn that into something as positive as a professional sports championship. Here are a dozen ways to make a difference in our community.
1. Volunteer a minimum of 12 hours with a youth sports program. Not all children can grow up to be a champion quarterback, but they will all benefit from the physical activity and playing a sport.
2. Go watch 12 youth sports events and cheer for everyone. Children all need more cheers.
3. Donate a dozen balls – footballs, baseballs, basketballs, or tennis or soccer balls – to a recreation program. Sports equipment is costly. Every little bit helps.
4. Volunteer 12 times in a classroom. You don’t need to have children in school to help. After a dozen sessions you’ll be hooked.
5. Donate 12 items to the a local food bank.
6. Donate $12 (or 12 times $12) to a local charity.
7. Pick up 12 pieces (or more) of trash when you go for a walk.
8. Choose a dozen things out of your closet or cupboard and donate them to a charity.
9. Donate a dozen boxes of tissue – Kleenex – to a school near you. Seriously! Kleenex ranks higher than pencils on most teacher’s school supply list.
10. Send thank you notes to a dozen people whose work you admire.
11. Drop by your elderly neighbor’s house and stay at least 12 minutes.
12. Say “I love you” a dozen times to your family members.
Or to borrow a coach Pete Carroll line and something the players repeatedly said to one another, “Leave no doubt” that you care.
Come to think of it, ‘Leave no doubt’ has 12 letters. Maybe there really is something to this 12th man (and woman) thing.