Wilson Elementary School’s students, staff and principal made concerted efforts over five months to draw the Seahawks’ attention and bring quarterback Russell Wilson to the Spokane school. A viral video, a second-grader’s letter and implementing the 12th man concept into the school’s fundraising efforts for the Spokane Guilds School paid off on Thursday.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School principal Tony Ressa walks into the main entrance wearing his Seattle Seahawks jersey, May 22, 2014, before the Kickoff Assembly and the Skype chat with QB Russell Wilson. The school has been “renamed” Russell Wilson Elementary.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School principal Tony Ressa watches a video about his school that went viral May 22, 2014, before the Kickoff Assembly and the Skype chat with QB Russell Wilson. The school has been “renamed” Russell Wilson Elementary.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School student Anna Little shows off her new shirt supplied by the Seattle Seahawks, May 22, 2014, before the Kickoff Assembly and the Skype chat with QB Russell Wilson. The school received over 400 shirts to distribute to the students and staff.
Seattle Seahawks mascot Blitz celebrates with students on the Wilson Elementary School playground after sinking a 3/4 length court shot during recess, May 22, 2014. The Seahawks made a visit the to school, “renamed” Russell Wllson Elementary, in honor of the team’s quarterback.
Wilson Elementary School 6th grade students, Braxton Mikesell carries the 12 Man flag while Nate Betts holds a Russell Wilson picture while on their way to a school assembly to watch a Skype video link with the Seahawks quarterback.
Wilson Elementary School students and Seattle Seahwak mascot Blitz watch a vidoe connection with Seahawk QB Russell Wilson via Skype, May 22, 2014, in the school’s gym. Wilson had a message for the students to always try their best in life.
Seattle Seahawks mascot Blitz has a playful moment with Wilson Elementary School kindergartner Kyle Kipp, May 22, 2014. While almost the entire school wore Seahawka shirts and jerseys, Kyle had on a Denver Broncos shirt. The Seahawks defeated the Bronco in the 2014 Super Bowl.