NFL FLAG Announces Seattle Seahawks Flag Football League

SEATTLE, June 8, 2022 – NFL FLAG and the Seattle Seahawks have partnered to reinvent youth flag football in Washington State with the launch of the Seattle Seahawks Flag Football League.

The league will continue Russell Wilson’s NFL FLAG mission to increase youth participation in flag football and provide a unique flag football experience for boys and girls ages 4-14 in the Seattle area. Flag football is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, with regular participation by more than 3 million youth and adults each year. The Seahawks Flag Football League will provide a hands-on pre-game practice format allowing athletes to learn new skills and implement them immediately after during league play.

“The Seahawks are thrilled to partner with NFL FLAG to launch this new league, which will make flag football programs even more accessible to all young people in our community,” said Jeff Richards, vice president of marketing and community involvement of the Seahawks. “Flag football is the perfect way for young athletes of all ages and abilities to come together to play the game in a fun and interactive way, and we’re excited to use our platform to support the growth of girls’ football programs and boys across our region for years to come.”

Registration for the fall season is now open through July 31, with league games held exclusively on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The season features seven weeks of play and is perfect for kids looking to develop their skills in a fun and exciting play environment. You can register on www.seahawksflagfootball.com.

Athletes participating in the Seattle Seahawks Flag Football League will have access to premier playing facilities including the Virginia Mason Athletic Center and Lumen Field, exclusive Seahawks and NFL gear and apparel, and player appearances Seahawks past and present, Seahawks dancers and fan-favorite mascots, Blitz. and Boom.

All entrants are eligible to participate in the NFL FLAG Tournament Series and play for a chance to compete in the NFL FLAG Championships presented by Subway.

League locations in the Puget Sound area include Seattle, Renton, Kent, Bothell, Tacoma, Sammamish and Bellevue, including a location in the Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington. Several new locations are also planned for spring 2023.

Supporting the growth of flag football programs is a key goal of the Seahawks’ community engagement initiatives. In 2021, the Seahawks announced a commitment of $250,000 in grants over the next five years to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) to support the establishment of girls’ flag football programs in high schools across the state.

The team has also partnered with the WIAA, Nike, and NFL FLAG to help start a Girls Club Flag Football League in Pierce County, Wash. and with Seattle Public Schools. These initiatives are part of a long-term goal to have the Girls’ Flag adopted as an official high school sport in Washington State.

“Russell has been instrumental in growing the game of flag football in Washington State and across the country,” said NFL FLAG Executive Director Izell Reese. “We are grateful for his genuine passion and support and know that he will continue to play a vital role in the expansion of NFL FLAG as an ambassador.”

With over 1,600 locally run leagues and more than 500,000 young athletes in all 50 states, NFL FLAG is a fun and accessible non-contact sport for young athletes. NFL FLAG is the only flag football league where players wear officially licensed NFL gear.

For more information and the latest news on NFL FLAG operated by RCX Sports, visit www.NFFLAG.com.

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NFL FLAG is an NFL-licensed property of more than 1,600 locally operated leagues in the United States and more than 500,000 young athletes in all 50 states. NFL FLAG is a fun and accessible non-contact program available for girls and boys ages 4-17. Players benefit from being physically active through continuous non-contact action while learning the fundamentals of football along with lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. RCX Sports is the official operator of NFL FLAG.

RCX Sports is the premier youth sports experiences company, organizing and operating leagues, camps, combines, tournaments and events.

RCX works with professional leagues, national governing bodies, sports-focused businesses and brands to reimagine youth sports experiences. RCX produces events with world-class partners including the NFL, Jr. NBA, MLB, NHL, NAIA, Rivals.com and the 2022 World Games.

RCX is committed to improving the accessibility and inclusiveness of sports by enhancing the sports experience for young people and creating opportunities for all athletes to play. We believe that sport has the power to transform lives and that every athlete should have the opportunity to experience the value of sport. For more information, visit www.rcxsports.com.

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