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SALUTE TO SERVICE AWARD

Presented by USAA

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Mike Flood (Front Office Staff)

Seattle Seahawks Community Outreach Vice President, Mike Flood, has played an essential role with the development of a distinguished relationship between the Seattle Seahawks and the local military elements in the Pacific Northwest since joining the team on July 1, 1997. Joining Seahawks Legends Chuck Knox and Shaun Alexander, Mr. Flood was inducted into the Class of 2019 Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame for his community outreach efforts. Not only is Mr. Flood an active military supporter, he is also a military veteran. For 22 years, Mr. Flood was a pilot in the United States Coast Guard. Piloting C-130s, Dassault Falcon Jets, and H60 Jayhawk helicopters, Mr. Flood conducted search and rescue missions along the Oregon and Washington coast until retiring as a Commander in 1996. Mr. Flood introduced the Seahawks to the Fisher House, a non-profit organization that provides a home for military families free of charge while their loved ones are in the hospital. He was instrumental in a community-wide campaign to raise awareness and funds to build a second Fisher House facility in the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Flood is also an active board member of Camp Patriot, a veteran based non-profit organization created to provide outdoor recreation activities for disabled veterans. Camp Patriot has activities such as hiking, fishing, and hunting as recreational therapy and promotes positive life-changing relationships between military veterans and the great outdoors. Mr. Flood assisted in the creation of the Military Sea Hawkers, a group of military veterans from all branches who share a love for the Seattle Seahawks. This military group plays an active role at all Seahawks home games, hosting new in-coming military service members and military re-enlistment ceremonies.

In 2012, Mr. Flood was recognized by Governor's Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) and the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs and awarded the Outstand Service to Veterans Award. This award is the highest honor that the VAAC bestows to individuals that are effectively in the community working to improve the lives of military veterans in Washington State. In 2013, Mr. Flood was highly influential in the creation of the 'Heroes of 12' initiative where dedicated 6 of our lower bowl stadium seats are dedicated to our local military members and their families. These game day seats come at no cost to the service members and their families. As you can see from the examples above, when it comes to overall impact for service members and their families here in the Pacific Northwest, Mike Flood stands alone. His contributions and relentless efforts to support the well-being and morale for all our local military has been invaluable.