Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs with the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Wilson to fly displaced Seahawks fans home for playoffs


Alaska Airlines and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are coming to the rescue of fans across the country by offering to fly two loyal fans to Seattle this weekend to watch the Seahawks battle the New Orleans Saints in their divisional playoff game.

In “Russell’s 12th Fan Rescue” contest, Seahawk fans are asked to submit video links, pictures or stories showing their Seahawk pride wherever they live. Wilson describes the contest in detail at www.alaskaair.com/12thFanRescue.

“We’re looking for loyal Hawks fans across the nation who have proudly shown their Seattle spirit, even in rival cities, to fly them home for our playoff game this Saturday,” said Wilson.

Fans have until 6 p.m. PT on Jan. 9 to capture their Seahawk pride and submit their entry. Two winning entries will be chosen by Alaska Airlines on Jan. 9 and notified by phone. Each winner and their guest will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle, including roundtrip airfare on Alaska Airlines, hotel accommodations for two nights and transportation to the NFL playoff game at CenturyLink Field on Jan. 11.

“With more nonstop flights to Seattle than any other carrier, Alaska Airlines is proud to bring fans home to support the Seahawks in their playoff run,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing.

Each fan is limited to one entry per person. All entries should be emailed to HeyRussell@12thfanrescue.com.

Alaska Airlines named Wilson its honorary CFO — “chief football officer” — last month. As part of the partnership, travelers wearing a Wilson jersey are invited to board early on flights departing from Seattle for the duration of the Seahawks season.

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