Russell Wilson makes good on vow to give back


In high school, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had an idea.  Now that he has the means to implement it, he is.

Wilson decided during his junior year to start a football camp that helps inner-city youth.  With one year of NFL experience under his belt, the Russell Wilson Passing Academy will arrive in five cities:  Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Madison, Wisconsin; Spokane, Washington; and Seattle.

“Over this two-and-a-half-week period, basically, I’ll meet 1,400 kids,” Wilson said during the Madison stop, via Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal.  “If I can change one of those kids’ lives, inspire one of those kids, that makes the difference and goes a long way.”

Indeed it does.  And we’ve got a feeling he’ll be changing more than one of those 1,400 lives, and that he’ll spend the next 15 years and beyond changing more and more of them.