West Seattle schools: UW football players ‘Blitz the Sound’ with Roxhill Elementary visit during ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

(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!)

3 Replies to "West Seattle schools: UW football players 'Blitz the Sound' with Roxhill Elementary visit during 'Jump Rope for Heart'"

  • Ray May 15, 2014 (2:11 pm)

    Man, the quick view of that first picture was all freaky due to the perspective – some sort of giant attacking those kids…. :-)

  • Chellie LaFayette May 15, 2014 (6:32 pm)

    Excellent article! Thanks for coming.

  • Mike May 15, 2014 (8:15 pm)

    I’m a Coug and I think these UW football players are awesome. Community involvement like that will have an impact and if they only inspire one kid, job well done. I imagine they’ll inspire many more though. Very cool.

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