I have been fortunate enough to have a family member (wife's side) as an employee of the Seahawks FO. He has been extremely generous with tickets, on-field access and camp access. My mother, RIP 2/19/2012, was very involved with American Cancer Society and this family member has worked very hard to provide her with auction items like signature balls and jerseys.
I will never repeat his name for his own protection, I would never want anyone in the organization to make a connection between he and my forum antics. He does not provide insider information that is not public, but he has told me to "Keep your eyes open today" when certain transactions were taking place.
I have met players from every team that has visited the Clink and Qwest since 2004 because of this family member and my seats are usually surrounded by players' families. Not usually the same folks either, sometimes a player will have a large group of fans in attendance and you can tell when you see an entire row of them wearing the player's jersey number. There is nothing like the feeling I get when I read an email stating "You are going to make it this weekend right? I have x number of seats left and we need your noise" before a playoff game. I have not ever paid for playoff tickets and I have been to every home playoff game following 2003. It is so cool to go up to the player's family ticket window, show my ID and pick them up. I am very blessed this way and I will do anything I can to help this family member. If it means volunteer work, computer help, anything.
I also drove Patrick Hunter home from a club in Bellevue into the Redmond area. In a White Ford Bronco.
Oh! I forgot to add that in October of 2007, I bought the wife a 2008 Nissan Armada that came with every option available. I was up at the Kirkland facility meeting this family member and he was talking to me next to the new vehicle. Josh Wilson walked right up to it and asked if he could check it out. He hadn't bought his "luxury SUV" yet and sat in the vehicle, checked out the audio and video, showed him the voice control and he bought one!
It was a pretty cool moment for me.