The Seattle Times will highlight a 12th Fan of the Week throughout the season. Each fan will predict the outcome of the next Seahawks game against a Seattle celebrity and Times reporters and columnists.
Name: Dani Craver White
Occupation: Court Reporter
School: Port Angeles High School (2009); Green River Community College (2014).
Family: Husband, Lance White; mother, Stacy Craver; father, Dan Craver; sister, Machon Mendez.
Seahawks fan for: More than five years. “I originally started as an Eagles fan, but once I met my husband, the rest was history,” she said. “He made me realize the Seahawk was the most prestigious bird of all. We have shared our love of the Seahawks throughout our relationship.”
Favorite Seahawk: Running back Marshawn Lynch. “He’s not afraid to be himself. I love the way he is all about football and how much love he has for the game,” she said.
Dani’s story: She started dating her future husband in 2010 after meeting him in her hometown of Port Angeles, and quickly fell hard for both Lance and the Hawks. Two years later in 2012, he popped the question. “And, of course, it was while we were decked out in our blue and green watching the Seahawks game in Mexico,” she recalled. “Needless to say, I was so excited, I don’t think I even watched a minute of the game!”
Memorable moment: Her most memorable Seahawks moment had nothing to do with a game. It was their wedding day. July 4, 2014 was a Blue Friday Seahawks wedding. “The men wore their jerseys proudly as they walked down the aisle, and green and blue rally towels were waved with excitement,” she said. “Guests were asked to wear their favorite Blue Friday attire.” The affair was topped off with a Lombardi Trophy ice sculpture, and a 45-foot Seahawks banner that had hung in the Kingdome in 1976. Lance and Dani were married by a referee, of course. “It was truly the best day of our lives,” Dani said. “And it was just a bonus getting to do it wearing our favorite colors.” Lance can’t resist making a joke about it, though. “My husband still says that getting married was the second best thing to happen in 2014 – the first being the Hawks winning the Super Bowl!”
Fast facts: Dani, who is a Central Court reporter, can write 200 words per minute on a stenography machine.
Prediction: Seahawks 30, 49ers 10 — “We will beat San Francisco because we are at home and we are a better team than the 49ers. Our defense is the best!”
Want to be 12th Fan of the Week? Tell your story via our interactive “Where in the World Are Seahawks Fans?” map, and check out how fans do every week against a celebrity picker and Seattle Times staffers in “Seahawks Pick ‘Em.”