SUPER BOWL CHAMPION RUSSELL WILSON JOINS NFL FLAG AS CHAIRMAN
CHICAGO, January 31, 2020 – Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson has been named Chairman of NFL FLAG. The global partnership will focus on strengthening NFL FLAG domestically and expanding the league internationally.
In his new role, Wilson will work closely with Reigning Champs Experiences (RCX) President and former NFL safety Izell Reese to support league development and growth worldwide for both boys and girls. RCX is the official operating partner of NFL FLAG and produces some of the country’s premier youth sports events.
“Russell is a living example of the positive impact sports can have on young athletes,” said Reese. “He exhibits the qualities we want to instill in our youth on and off the field and shares NFL FLAG’s commitment to making sports accessible to all athletes.”
Wilson has worked with the flag football organizations in China, Brazil, Canada, and the United Kingdom to help spread awareness of the sport and get athletes engaged in the game at a young age. He and his wife Ciara have used sports and music to connect with the local communities and inspire youth at an international level.