It’s a video message they’ll likely never forget. Teenagers involved in more than half a dozen youth-focused organizations in Washington State learned via a short video message that they are among the recipients selected to join the Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing (LOY) in 2015. LOY is a unique community program created in 2014 to provide Seahawks home game tickets to community organizations that serve youth throughout the Northwest.
The exciting news was delivered in the video by none other than Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll and Ray Conner, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Empowering local youth is part of Boeing’s long-standing commitment to giving back to the communities where employees live and work.
“Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing is really a special way for us to recognize local students like you who are committed to school, demonstrating leadership, are active in your local communities and are setting a great example for your peers,” says Conner in the video. “That’s why we’re so excited to let you know that the youth-focused organization you are part of has been selected as one of our 2015 Legion of Youth recipients!”
During each of the eight regular season games, 25 youth will each receive four (4) game tickets and get to meet a Seahawks alum. They are also given concession vouchers and a Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing sweatshirt while at the game.
“Legion of Youth is an outstanding program that recognizes students who make positive contributions in the classroom and in the community,” said Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin. “We are pleased to partner with Boeing to provide tickets for deserving youth to be among the 12s on game day at CenturyLink Field.”
The Seahawks and Boeing select the community groups that receive the tickets. The recipients for 2015 are:
- Athletes for Kids
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County
- Girl Scouts of Western Washington
- Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
- Washington Aerospace Scholars
- WA National Guard Child & Youth Program
- YMCA of Greater Seattle
By Deborah Feldman