Russell Wilson and the Super Bowl champions recently gave their fans a day to remember.
The two-day visit to Vancouver and Victoria was part of the Seahawks 12 Tour, a community outreach initiative named for team’s fans, whose passionate support the players feel is almost akin to having an extra player on the field.
This offseason the tour, featuring the Vince Lombardi trophy, includes stops across the Pacific North West. The initiative is designed to give the team to interact with fans from outside the Seattle area.
The visiting Seahawks were met by large crowds of Canadians at every turn.
Wilson, Seattle’s Super Bowl-winning quarterback, was joined by teammates Jermaine Kearse, Bryan Walters, Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin.
The players were also accompanied by the Sea Gals and Blitz for the weekend events, which included a Celebrity Flag Football game, Play60 Family Fest, Flag Football Tournament and Interactive Fan Zone.
Wilson also took the opportunity to take his Russell Wilson Passing Academy outside of the United States for the first time ever.
“This is like home, I’m excited to be here,” Wilson told Yahoo.com’s Israel Fehr. “We love seeing people in Seattle but we need our Vancouver people too.”
“I think it’s always good to come up here and show our support,” Irvin added to Fehr. “It’s a privilege to be here, I’m having a great time.”