Russell Wilson tells kids to stay hydrated in excessive heat

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by AMY MORENO and TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 12 at 5:49 PM

SEATTLE -- The goal at Russell Wilson's football camp at the University of Washington Saturday was to stay hydrated.

About 450 kids from around the state ran drills, threw the ball and spent time with the Seahawks quarterback.

While Wilson encouraged the players to work hard, he took time to talk with them about staying hydrated. He told the group they could drink as much Gatorade as they want.

"It definitely is warm. Tons of Gatorade for kids. We’re trying to beat the heat out here" Wilson said.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory for the area. Temperatures are expected to range from highs in the upper 80s and low 90s for the next few days, but lows will stay in the 60s. So, homes that don’t have air conditioning will have a tough time dissipating that heat. Latest forecast

There are those who must work in the heat. City Light workers installing lines in the South Lake Union neighborhood said they had plenty of water to get them through the day. They said the warm conditions were better than what they deal with during the winter months.

"This is better than working in a storm," Dale Grant said.
 

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