(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
Roxhill Elementary‘s Jump Rope for Heart event got a bonus boost from guest participants on Wednesday – University of Washington Huskies football players! Above, defensive end Jarett Finau goes airborne. Next, linebacker Sean Constantine and offensive lineman Mike Criste with the assist for Roxhill scholars working on heart health:
But the half-dozen visiting student-athletes weren’t just on campus to jump …
… they also spoke at an assembly, as part of their “Blitz the Sound” program.
Other participants included defensive back Brandon Beaver, outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha, and wide receiver Marvin Hall. Blitz the Sound is a program the UW football program launched a decade ago to help inspire local students – even if athletics aren’t in their future – to work hard and do their best. (Thanks to Roxhill’s PE teacher Chellie LaFayette for inviting us to stop by!)