Seahawks grant #Wilson2Wilson wish at Spokane elementary school



Posted on May 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Updated Saturday, May 24 at 10:22 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.— The Seahawks granted the wish of students at Wilson Elementary School in South Spokane on Thursday as part of the #Wilson2Wilson campaign.

The Seahawks’ mascot Blitz played with kids at recess, every student received a t-shirt from the team, and Russell Wilson answered the children’s questions via Skype.

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Nearly 400 students screamed hi name to the tune of the Wilson Phish song.

It has been months in the making. Students at Wilson Elementary school finally got to ask their role model questions.

One student asked him what he wanted to do for a living before football.

He said, “I really wanted to play football, I really wanted to play baseball, one or the two.”

Others asked him what his favorite things to do were and who his favorite football teams were when he was growing up.

Seahawks organizers wanted to help make a difference too while they were in town. The organization said they would help Wilson Elementary kick-off its annual penny drive donation campaign for the Spokane Guilds' School. The Guilds' School helped students who had developmental delays or disabilities. Wilson students set a new goal to raise $12,000

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KREM 2 News launched the #Wilson2Wilson campaign in February after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl to spread the special request made by Wilson Elem. students. The students had learned about Russell Wilson earlier in the year when they were taught up the virtues of character. The lesson and the Super Bowl excitement launched the #Wilson2Wilson campaign on Twitter when one student created a YouTube video asking Wilson to visit the Spokane school.