Soften one popular, outspoken, All-Pro corner back
Add the sweetness of many of the core members of the Seahawks offense and defense
To achieve lightness, blend in additional athletes and celebrities
Smooth by sprinkling in a “celebrity” replacement official from last NFL season
Stir in deserving Home for Heroes recipients
Add a whopping scoop of fervent 12th man screaming in the stands
Bake in the midday sun using formula of former Seahawk DE Joe Tafoya’s PR firm, JumpIt Media
Poof! Instant success!
Covering the Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game was both a delight and a challenge…
From contested plays….
To Kam helping the Rainer’s girls shoot socks into the crowd of 12th men!
It was delightful having so many athletes to speak with all on one field at the same time. However, during the game there was the challenge of making sure your camera was pointed at the right part of the field during each swing of the bat. There was every possibility you might capture the home run and yet miss the antics of a flag being thrown on a play!
First name Russell, last name Wilson, coach of the Greys, provided two outstanding moments in the silliness of fund raising game…
During the home run derby, as Golden Tate slapped his first home run, Wilson ran out to brush the dust off Golden’s shoes with his hat! Classic!
During one of the later innings in the game, Russell did an almost exact impersonation of former Mariners coach, Lou Pinella, challenging the call at first base. From kicking dirt on the ump to reaching down to pick up the base to throw it, it was an absolute classic, made even better by the official throwing a yellow flag on the play for a flagrant foul.
The Whites, coached by Marcus and Desmond Trufant, benefited from excellent hitting and the zestiness of Richard Sherman, who continually took to field to comment on the play of the Gray team and took great joy in running the bases.
Aside from all the antics, the best part of the game in my opinion was welcoming the Homes for Heroes participants onto the field. It was incredibly heartwarming to see Shawn Kemp immediately walk over to shake their hands and welcome them to the event.
It was a very entertaining event and JumpIt Media and Joe Tafoya should be congratulated for the excellent planning and execution! Well done!
Huge congratulations to the Gray Team!
MVP – Golden Tate
And winning coach, Russell Wilson!