Seahawks Participate in Bridge to the Future March Amid Social Unrest

The Seattle Seahawks logo is shown on posts near the tunnel before a preseason NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

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Members of the Seattle Seahawks organization took part in the Bridge to the Future march supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equality on Saturday, per Gregg Bell of the News Tribune.

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We were proud to be a part of today’s Bridge to the Future march, organized by Tiffany Chancellor and Nathalie Wright, wives of @KamChancellor and @KJ_WRIGHT34. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 https://t.co/3pmuP3HPx8

Gregg Bell @gbellseattle

Kam Chancellor (left, in gray, white mask), K.J. Wright (to his right, black cap) join Bridge to the Future march across I-90 bridge from Mercer Island into Seattle, organized by their, #Seahawks’ wives. Pete Carroll, John Schneider, team vice chair Bert Kolde also marching https://t.co/2z1C1kqFZA

Nathalie Wright and Tiffany Chancellor co-organized the march, which featured appearances from Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll.

Nathalie is married to Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright, and Tiffany is married to ex-Seahawk safety Kam Chancellor.

The Seattle Times provided a synopsis of the event:

“A multicultural crowd, many with small children, gathered at Aubrey Davis Park in Mercer Island, marched across the I-90 bridge and ended at East Portal Viewpoint Park in Seattle, where there was a moment of silence for George Floyd, the Black man, killed in Minneapolis when a white police officer kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.”

Tiffany spoke prior to the march, calling for attendees to keep fighting for equality and justice.

Gregg Bell @gbellseattle

Tiffany Chancellor, wife of retired safety Kam Chancellor, speaks to begin the #Seahawks’ wives’ Bridge to the Future walk across the I-90 bridge for racial equality and #BlackLivesMatter @thenewstribune https://t.co/wUlLTAlFNu

“This march is so much more than a march. It is a call to action. So today I am asking all of you to make a few vows with me. First, we must vow to teach our children that differences in people are beautiful and something to be celebrated.”

“This is awesome,” K.J. said to Bell. “This is (Nathalie’s) and Tiffany’s work.”

Carroll and the co-organizers all provided comments via the Seahawks’ official Twitter account:

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“Our voices are being heard and hopefully the change will take place.”

– Nathalie Wright on helping lead the march. https://t.co/raLmndCnSM

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“We all have a goal that we share, to bring about the respect and equality that all people deserve.”

A message from @PeteCarroll during today’s march. 🗣 https://t.co/qAbvACAGv4

Other attendees from the Seahawks organization included linebackers Cody Barton and Emmanuel Ellerbee and team vice-chair Bert Kolde.

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