NFL Superstar Russell Wilson Celebrates Recognition as one of ‘Earth’s Mightiest Athletes’ with Philanthropic Visit to Disneyland Resort

Gabriel Gibaldi

by , Public Relations Director

Today, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was revealed and celebrated as one of “Earth’s Mightiest Athletes,” a new collective of sports superstars that embody the positive characteristics of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes—The Avengers!

“Earth’s Mightiest Athletes” honors sports champions making positive change, recognizing their outstanding achievements on the playing field and their super-powered community service efforts. First in joining the inaugural all-hero athlete team, Wilson is recognized for exhibiting the qualities of Captain America, including agility, strength and courage for those most in need.

So, it’s fitting that on Father’s Day, as a way of commemorating this new honor, Russell treated a group of Los Angeles-based kids from his and wife Ciara’s Why Not You Foundation and affiliated national youth mentoring organization, Friends of The Children, with a magical day of play at the Disneyland Resort.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, wife Ciara and kids on WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure

At Disney California Adventure park, the heroic group assembled at the all-new Avengers Campus, encountering Captain America himself and slinging webs on WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. The kids were also treated to a special visit to the LEGO Store in the Downtown Disney District, where they got to shop for their very own Captain America-inspired LEGO sets and collectibles, among others.

Check out their super awesome day in the video below!

Wilson and the full consortium of “Earth’s Mightiest Athletes,” will be honored at the Sports Humanitarian Awards on July 12 in New York, with a television special airing on July 24 at 2 p.m. ET on ABC.


  • Russ was surrounded by body guards but managed to be super friendly with everyone. He waved and smiled to everyone that greeted him. Very nice guy. With that said, Go Niners!

  • Awww….so heartwarming to me as I am a huge fan of both Disney and the Seahawks. Russell is very deserving to be the 1st “Earth’s Mightiest Athlete.” He has made such an impact with his service to others with his Why Not Me Foundation, Children’s Cancer Awareness and the monthly visits to Seattle Children’s Hospital, which he started his 1st year here.

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