Thursday, August 4, 2011

'Washingtonian of the Year' event to honor Mack and Zoe Strong at Seahawks headquarters

The Seahawks Headquarters/VMAC in Renton will the the site of the Sept. 17 Washingtonian of the Year event

Final details are being laid for a Sept. 17 reception at Seahawks Headquarters/Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) in Renton for the Association of Washington Generals' "Washingtonian of the Year" event.

The Washingtonian of the Year Award is bestowed annually to persons who have demonstrated leadership, selflessness, generosity and compassion in their service to others.  This year’s award goes to the husband and wife team of Mack Strong, former Seattle Seahawks fullback who has devoted himself to civic causes, and ZoĆ« Higheagle-Strong, chapter executive of HOPE worldwide – Washington. 

The fundraising event will start at 5 p.m., and is tentatively set to be emceed by Lt. Governor Brad Owen. It will feature a silent auction, tours of the VMAC, the Seahawks Sea Gals (attending only), the Blue Thunder Drum Line and a presentation on the history of the Washington Generals. It will be catered by Famous Dave's BBQ.

The event is being coordinated by General Mike Flood, vice president for community relations for the Seattle Seahawks & Sounders FC, with assistance from the General's Washingtonian of the Year banquet committee and the Seahawks/Sounders FC organization.

Tickets are $100. More details will be posted on this space as they become available. Meantime, to reserve a place you may contact the Generals at

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