Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

UPDATE: Players, coach Carroll make an appearance outside the White House

While their hopes appeared to be dashed for the 75 or so Seahawk fans who turned out to see the Seahawks during the team's visit with President Obama, some players and head coach  Pete Carroll turned up at the team's buses this afternoon to sign autographs.

Seahawks fans got their wishes when some players, including head coach Peter Carroll above, turned up at the buses used to take the team to the White House for a visit with President Obama.

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. | For the 75 fans who, in some cases, waited for 5 hours to see the Hawks, it was worth it. They were allowed to wait by the buses transporting the team. Bobby Wagner, Michael Bennett, and Jermaine Kearse were among those signing autographs. Pete Carroll spent a long time with fans. Fans shouted “SEA” “HAWKS!” and “We’ll see here next year!”

Original post:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As many as 60 Seahawk fans gathered across the street from the White House late the morning with the hope of seeing the team arrive for a visit with President Obama.

The fans, many of whom found each  other on Facebook and Twitter,  never got the chance to see the team, but that didn’t dim their enthusiasm. (All photos by Erik Lacitis / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks fans in a park across from the White House waited and missed seeing their team since there had been no announcement of when the time would arrive for a visit with President Obama. Some had waited for four hours. They eventually had all had gathered around three buses which reportedly had carried the team to the White House.

Seahawk fans in a park across from the White House waited, but missed seeing their team since there had been no announcement of when players would arrive. Some fans had waited for four hours. They eventually gathered around three buses which reportedly had carried the team to the White House.

Kelly Price, formerly of Spokane, burke, Virgina, rented a car just with the hope of seeing the Seahawks. She brought along this 12-man flag that she had sewn. She tried to hang it from a barrier in the park, but a security guard came up and told her she could not do that. Her enthusiasm, however, was not diminished.

Kelly Price, formerly of Spokane, but now living in Burke, Virgina, rented a car with the hope of seeing the Seahawks. She brought along this 12-man flag that she had sewn. She tried to hang it from a barrier in the park, but a security guard came up and told her she could not do that. That didn’t dash her hopes of seeing the team.

 Serj Chudak,, 33, a Seattle remodeler, his wife Diana, 31, and Oleg Chudak, 25, who is in he U.S. Army. The family had flown from Seattle to the nation's capitol for a graduation of a friend, but stayed on in the hope of catching the Seahawks. They also failed to get a glimps of the plaeyre. But, said Serj Chudak, "Even if I don't see them, the slight presence of them is what counts."

Serj Chudak,, 33, a Seattle remodeler, is pictured on the right, with his wife, Diana, 31, pictured in the middle. Oleg Chudak, 25, who is in the U.S. Army, is on The left. The Chudaks had flown from Seattle to the nation’s capitol for a friend’s graduation, but stayed on in the hope of catching the Seahawks. They also didn’t get a glimpse of the players, but said Serj Chudak, “Even if I don’t see them, the slight presence of them is what counts.”

Comments | More in General news, Sports | Topics: Seahawks, sports, White House

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►