Seahawks d-lineman Bennett hosting health fair and camp in Honolulu
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Seattle making it to the Super Bowl this year meant that none of its players were at the Pro Bowl.
Four months have passed, but fans will finally get a chance to meet the world champions as a flock of Seahawks are coming to the islands this week.
It's part of a community service effort spear headed by defensive lineman Michael Bennett.
His wife's family is from Laie and so he wanted to put on an event to help the state.
For the second straight year, the Ocean Health Festival will be at St. Louis School.
It's a five-day fair aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle and combating obesity.
"It just really sucks to not, for kids to have obesity problems so young and it just continues on," Bennett said. "So we definitely wanna get everybody aware and make sure they understand that this is not gonna take one health fair to stop the problem, but it's just the beginning."
The weekend itinerary is packed with events.
Saturday will have a family health day and a free youth football camp on Sunday.
The family health day runs from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.
The camp is split into two sessions.
Instruction for children ages 7-12 can attend from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m and the teenagers camp (ages 13-18) runs from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m.
Players attending are cornerback Richard Sherman, San Diego Chargers linebacker and Punahou alum Manti Teo and Oakland Raiders linebacker and Baldwin grad Kaluka Maiava.