Seahawks score big in surprise visit to virtual classroom

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Will Dissly #88 of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Will Dissly #88 of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks recently brought a touch of the Emerald City to a group of high school students overseas. Listen, where can I sign up for these classes?

The Seahawks know how to reach their fans, even though we’re all sheltering in place. And when I say reach, we’re talking about a long, long reach; all the way to Germany. Several of the Hawks paid a surprise visit to online high school classes in Germany recently. Man, that would be worth going back to school, wouldn’t it?

Now, not all the Seahawks participated. I mean, come on, we gotta conserve bandwidth. But they had a solid roster, nonetheless. Will Dissly, Ugo Amadi, and Ben Burr-Kirven dropped in on a pair of high school classes conducted for children of military personnel. Specifically, these are Department of Defense Education Activity high schools, or DoDEA schools. I probably left out a stroke and several numbers there, but my Air Force days are long over.

The event was a cross-promotion between the USAA insurance group and the Seahawks, in recognition of the Month of the Military Child. I wasn’t a military brat (that’s a term of honor, by the way), but I know just how tough life can be for kids that move from school to school all their lives. They often go for months without seeing their parent in the service. As the saying goes, they also serve who wait at home. Especially the kids.

So you can imagine how special it was when Dissly, Amadi, and Burr-Kirven dropped in online to talk with kids in these two schools. Well, technically, you don’t have to imagine all of it, because the Seahawks provided a short glimpse of the session on Twitter:

You’ll love Uncle Will’s answer to the question posed by one of the students, “What are your goals for the upcoming season?” What, you think I’m going to spoil it for you? No way! I mean, I can’t believe you haven’t watched the clip at least twice already. What are you waiting for? Watch it! For the record, we expect big things for him.

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As always, no matter what we’re going through, the Seahawks come through for their fans. How cool would that be, to have some Seahawks pop into your class out of nowhere, right? Probably got them out of a Western Civ unit test, too. Now, that’s a showstopping performance!