Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/30/13

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 28: Russell Wilson of the North Carolina State Wolfpack throws the game winning touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 28, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

With only one year notched under his belt in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is making good on a plan that's been in the works since he was in high school. The Russell Wilson Passing Academy is slated to begin in five cities - Richmond, Raleigh, Madison, Spokane, and of course Seattle. “Over this two-and-a-half-week period, basically, I’ll meet 1,400 kids,” Wilson said, via Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal while making his first stop in Wisconsin.  “If I can change one of those kids’ lives, inspire one of those kids, that makes the difference and goes a long way.” Per the Journal: ' Wilson hatched the idea with his best childhood friend, who now serves as the camp’s chief business officer. The first one was held when Wilson was a junior at the Collegiate School in Richmond, Va., where he grew up. The idea was shelved momentarily, while Wilson was pursuing two sports — baseball and football — for most of his college career. But the idea was quickly resurrected after Wilson was a third-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012, following a phenomenal senior season with the Badgers. “As soon as I got to the pros, that’s the first thing I said I wanted to do,” Wilson said. '

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