Last weekend Brandi and I took the little girls to the United Way of King County's Celebrity Softball Tournement hosted by Mariners Hall of Famers Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner. We had all gone together last year so the girls had an idea of what to expect. What we didn't expect was both girls would get their hats signed by Seattle Seahawks', and University of Washington alum, Jermaine Kearse.
We bought great seats just a few rows above the field but because of the heat we decided to move up towards the main concourse and get out of the sun. Maddie wasn't overly fond of the idea because she really wanted to get a signature from one of the players. I finally agreed to go back down toward the dugout to sit in the sun while she tried to get a signature. Any signature.
There was two all-star filled rosters, but only one player from the Seahawks was participating and I never thought we would get him to sign their hats. Maddie was very persistent yelling at different players hoping that one would turn around and sign her hat. Emma joined in after awhile and then a few more girls.
When I saw Kearse pop up out of the dugout and stand right in front of the girls I had two thoughts:
- Wow that would be super cool if they got Kearse to sign their hats!
- Please turn around and sign their hats so we can get out of the sun!
The four girls quickly realized that each one of them yelling at Kearse individually wasn't working so they decided to try telling together…and what do you know Kearse turned around and motioned to them to hand him what they wanted to have signed.
I don't think I ever moved so fast as to make sure he got both of the girls' hats!
How cool is that signature! I do have to admit I am a tad bit jealous, but there's always next time, right!?