Seattle Reign FC Forward Megan Rapinoe To Take Flight With The Blue Angels
Seattle Reign FC forward and World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe will soar on Wednesday, July 29 while showing support for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as she rides in the No. 7, two-seater jet of the Blue Angels with Marine Captain Jeff Kuss. The Blue Angels Narrator and a Key Influencer Pilot will perform precision maneuvers as part of a F/A-18 orientation flight prior to this weekend’s SeaFair event.
“I’ve been watching the Blue Angels since I was a kid, growing up in Redding, California. I am beyond giddy to be able to fly with them,” says the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) star, who will attend an official briefing at 7:00 a.m. before being strapped into the jet at 9:30 a.m. local time.
Prior to the flight, Rapinoe will also be available for a media event beginning at 8:45 a.m. PT. The event, along with the flight, will take place at Boeing Field, 10002 E. Marginal Way, Tukwila, Wash. Media who would like to attend the event should RSVP with Brandon Kolp via email at Brandon@reignfc.com.
Rapinoe was an instrumental member of the USWNT World Cup winning squad. She played 462 minutes and started a total of six matches. Her two goals lifted the USA over Australia in their 3-1 opening group stage win of the tournament on June 8. The midfielder also had two assists in the tournament, including the corner kick that led to Carli Lloyd’s opening goal in the USWNT’s 5-2 win over Japan in the final.
The Redding, Calif. native recently returned to the pitch for Reign FC and played 81minutes in Seattle’s rivalry matchup with the Portland Thorns. Rapinoe delivered the quick pass that lead to Scottish international Kim Little’s game-wining goal as Reign FC defeated the Thorns 1-0 in front of an NWSL record crowd of 21,144 at Providence Park on Wednesday, July 22.
Reign FC will now face Thorns FC in a Cascadia clash rematch, taking place today, July 26 at 4 p.m. PT on the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.
For details on single match tickets, visit ReignFC.com or call (855) REIGN-FC for tickets. Seats start at $19. If you can’t make it to the stadium, download the official, free Reign FC app here to watch every match home and away live via YouTube on your iPhone.
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