Services members from all branches partnered up with the Seattle Seahawks to hold a NFL Draft Day Party. The event gave the opportunity for local community members and Seahawks players to show appreciation for service members.
The event was held at McChord Field in Washington and as part of the event Army Sgt. 1st Class Madeline Diaz was able to announce the 130th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft for Seattle in front of the entire world.
Greg Scruggs, DL, Seahawks, was on hand to MC and host the first part of the event for the crowd. Getting the chance to show his appreciation to service members and their families, Scruggs jumped at the opportunity to help out.
There’s so much value in an event like this, because sometimes we can lose sight of who’s protecting us,” said Scruggs. “These are the people that allow me to go play football on Sunday. We, as an organization, are grateful to the military for all their sacrifices and to all the committed souls that help us. When we get to bring them to the football games, or visit the VA hospitals or give back to the men and women of the military, we jump at the opportunity.”
Listen to what Scruggs had to say about the event:
Greg Scruggs JBLM Draft Day Party 1 on 1 (Audio)