SEATTLE — On Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks warmed up the Beverly Park Elementary School gymnasium in Seattle.
To deliver coats and shoes to needy children, the team collaborated with Amazon and Operation Warm, a national nonprofit.
The school was chosen. This week, the school received a visit from Operation Warm, and Principal Robin Lamoureaux stated that the all-school assembly was the first since the COVID-19 closures, and her students are grateful.
“This is a completely free and reduced lunch school.” “Lamoureaux explained. “Every student here requires a coat, and having many special guests with additional goodies for the kids is truly exceptional.”
The Seahawks dancers enthralled the kids, and Blitz, the mascot, brought along defensive tackle Myles Adams, who told them to “always compete for good grades.” He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to give back to the students.
“I remember being in their shoes not long ago.” “I look up to my favorite players, so being here to support them is a blessing,” Adams said.
Adams also admitted that students who rely on free lunches struck a chord with him.
“I understand where they’re coming from. “It’s important for me to be here and contribute,” Adams explained.
Hundreds of new coats, shoes, gloves, and hats were available to the students. The Seahawks and Amazon also provided them with books, supplies, and snacks.
As per the National Bureau of Economic Research report published. Absenteeism caused by inclement weather directly impacted student test scores. It also revealed that low-income students suffer disproportionately and miss twice as many school days as their peers.
More than 400 students at Beverly Park Elementary School could obtain necessary items before the arrival of winter.