Seahawks announce funding to help launch girls’ flag football teams across region

The Seattle Seahawks announced $117,000 in grant funding to help launch girls’ flag football teams at 30 high schools across the region on Tuesday.

The Seahawks said the teams are set to start during the 2023 to 2024 winter sports season.

The schools will also get a flag football equipment kit and uniforms.

“Together with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and Nike, the Seahawks are working toward the ultimate goal of having high school girls flag football being adopted as a state-sanctioned sport,” said the Seahawks. “Since launching these efforts in 2021, there are now 64 Washington state high schools with girls’ flag teams. Previous grants have gone toward funding teams within Tacoma and Seattle Public Schools, Mercer Island, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, and more.”

Schools receiving funding are:

Auburn School District:

  • Auburn High School.
  • Auburn Riverside High School.
  • Auburn Mountainview High School.

Bellevue School District:

  • Newport High School.
  • Bellevue High School.
  • Interlake High School.
  • Sammamish High School.

Franklin Pierce School District:

  • Franklin Pierce High School.
  • Washington High School.

Northshore School District:

  • Woodinville High School.
  • Inglemoor High School.
  • North Creek High School.
  • Bothell High School.

Renton School District:

  • Renton High School.
  • Hazen High School.
  • Lindbergh High School.

Tumwater School District:

  • Tumwater High School.
  • Black Hills High School.

Individual Schools:

  • Mt. Si High School.
  • Spanaway Lake High School.
  • Yelm High School.

South Puget Sound League Schools:

  • Bellarmine High School.
  • Olympia High School.
  • South Kitsap High School.
  • Bethel High School.
  • Curtis High School.
  • Emerald Ridge High School.
  • Graham-Kapowsin High School.
  • Puyallup High School.
  • Rogers High School.

“The Northshore School District is excited to be able to offer enhanced athletic possibilities for our students,” said Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent, South Region Northshore School District, Amity Butler. “This generous investment will ensure empowering opportunities for girls in Northshore.”

The Seahawks said the funding comes from the Seahawks, the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation, and a donation from the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation.

Other schools that are interested in launching girls’ flag football programs can fill out an interest form to connect with the Seahawks.

In June, the Seahawks hosted Washington’s first high school girls flag football championship tournament. Lincoln High School took home the first-place trophy.