Trufant on hand to help Renton students

Published on March 21, 2011 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant was on hand to help about 60 Renton students in the Renton Police Department Youth Programs Hoop Shoot at Renton High School Thursday.

“It starts with the youth,” Trufant said. “If you teach them the right things and give them some goals early it really makes a difference.”

The students competed in free-throw shooting contests to win prizes and trophies.

Along with Trufant, representatives from the Hazen state boys basketball team, the 2010 WNBA champions Seattle Storm and the Seahawks mascot Blitz helped at the event.

Trufant signed autographs, posed for pictures and helped hand out trophies.

“Being in Renton now, it’s a big deal to come out to some of the schools because they are our neighbors,” he said. “Anytime I can go out and put a smile on a kid’s face, I’m all for it.”

Trufant’s wife, Jessica, grew up in Renton and went to Renton High School.

Some of the participants were able to keep their focus better than others with a Seahawk around. Cascade Elementary student Olivia Carter, wasn’t interested in getting an autograph.

“I just want to win for my school,” the 11-year-old said. “I’ve been practicing a lot.”

Elementary school champions were Samuel Nehren (Tiffany Park Elementary), Vincent Bailey (Bryn Mawr), James Chen (Maplewood), Alice Gierek (Hazelwood), Dzana Vatrenjak (Talbot Hill), and Nya Hill (Benson Hill).

Middle school champions were Brandon Robinson (Dimmitt Middle School), Ryan Bush (McKnight), Calvin Huynh (McKnight), Maria Santiago (Dimmitt), Zian Bustamante (Nelson), and Paige Alloway (Nelsen).

The Return to Renton Benefit Car Show and Cruise-In helped to fund the event.

Tags: , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

wilson-entourage

Russell Wilson isn’t “Black Enough,” Seahawks Players Allegedly Say

After Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets, the leaks began almost immediately. Harvin physically fought teammates. Harvin ...
hi-res-c36ccb423dec27409ba5c600d9a89b53_crop_exact

Seahawks say they are far from buried

Here’s something to help the morning coffee go down more smoothly: Sure, these aren’t the same Seahawks who blew ...
Oct 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26.  Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson is first player in NFL history to have 300/100 game

Peyton Manning wasn't the only NFL quarterback who made history in Week 7, so did Russell Wilson.In the ...
505963447TW00040_Seattle_Se

Percy Harvin gave Golden Tate black eye before Super Bowl

The Seahawks stunned the NFL world on Friday night by trading Percy Harvin to the Jets, less than ...
o-MARSHAWN-LYNCH-facebook

Darrell Bevell: I must get Marshawn Lynch the ball

Darrell Bevell has heard you, Seattle Seahawks fans. The offensive coordinator heard the rampant consternation and deep-throated queries wondering ...
goywh.AuSt.5

Seahawks trade WR Percy Harvin to Jets for draft choice

Well, that’s the end of that problem of getting Percy Harvin the ball down field more, or too ...
131230bennett6vgdfgdgdfg60

Less dancing, more tackling from Seahawks, please

As the Dallas Cowboys were giving them a beating last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks defense provided a CenturyLink ...
17YsDE.AuSt.5

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: “Whenever we’re running the ball, we’re fine”

Marshawn Lynch sprinted down the right sideline untouched, into and out of the end zone. But he wasn’t carrying ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz