Seahawks come through for one of season's best handoffs

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by JESSE JONES / KING 5 News

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Posted on November 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:07 PM

Kimberly Van Sickle loves her Seahawks.

"This is the best Seahawks team I've ever seen play and I think that it's just, they're doing so good!" said Van Sickle.

A couple of weeks ago, the Seahawks honored the 1983 playoff team.  Van Sickle was only three at the time, but she has fond memories.

"I was a little girl and I remember my parents screaming and yelling and rooting for the Seahawks," remembered Van Sickle.

The '83 Hawks were giving autographs before the Tampa Bay game. Kimberly bought a $100 commemorative football at CenturyLink and got in line to get the autographs.

"I asked the guy in line if there was a separate line for people that had actually purchased the ball and he said no," explained Van Sickle.  "They were only signing for an hour.  I got in line, I waited an hour.  When I got up to where I could see the players, I was the first person in line that they said couldn't get their autograph becacuse they stopped signing."

What Kim wanted more than anything were autographs from her heroes.

"I have a Seahawks memorabilia collection and that was hopefully what my ball was going to go to.   I met Steve Largent.  It was just a dream of mine.  It's a dream of mine to meet Jim Zorn and to meet Dave Kreig," said Van Sickle.

But that didn't happen for Kimberly at the game.  She ended up getting a few autographs, but not the ones she truly treasured.  So she called me and I got a hold of the Seahawks.  They decided to make this single-mom's dreams come true.  And this became one of my favorite handoffs ever when I was able to give Van Sickle a new ball complete with all the autographs of her Seahawks heroes.

"Thank you, thank you very much.  I really appreciate.  I really do!" exclaimed Van Sickle.
 

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