630 the Fan at Seahawks 12 Fest
Boise's 12th Man was out in full force Saturday at Dona Larsen Park. The Seattle Seahawks rolled into town Friday to pump up their Idaho fans for the upcoming season. The Seahawks are known for praising their fans, being the only NFL franchise with a number retired in honor of their fan base.
The Seahawks' 12 Tour made stops in Washington, Alaska, and Oregon in between Mini Camp and Training Camp before the season begins in September. Boise was lucky enough to make the list of stops this off-season. Fans poured into Dona Larsen Park Saturday morning to celebrate their love for the team from the Pacific Northwest.
Fans were able to participate in on-field drills, including the 40-yard dash, broad jump, kicking field goals, and more. The Blue Thunder marching band and the Sea Gals made the trip to the City of Trees, both squads performing and demonstrating to fans what they do to contribute to the game day experience. Of course, the Seahawks' beloved mascot Blitz was there, too.
Fans were able to sign the 12 Flag that will be presented to Coach Pete Carroll and the players and will fly above the field at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center during training camp, which begins July 30th.
12 Fest wouldn't have been complete without a few Seahawks players, as former quarterback turned wide receiver BJ Daniels and Super Bowl Champion wide receiver Ricardo Lockette made the trip from Seattle. Fans were able to take photos and get autographs from the players, as well as hear locker room stories and game day routines from the two wideouts. Lockette even sported his Super Bowl Championship ring at the 12 Flag raising ceremony at Boise City Hall on Friday and yes - it was gorgeous and glistened in the sun.
It was a day for Idaho Seahawks fans that they'll never forget. Check out the photos below and share yours with us!