SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and the Seattle Seahawks today announced the 2018 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program. Beginning August 15th and continuing for 10 weeks, high school athletes from throughout the state of Washington will be selected and recognized for their athletic and scholastic achievements and their commitment to their community. New this season, student athletes who participated in any WIAA recognized sport in 2018 will be eligible for the award.
Each selected student athlete will be recognized at his or her school in front of families, peers and teachers, as well as on field at a Seahawks game. Winners will also receive a $1,000 grant to their school's athletic department from CenturyLink and the Seahawks, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2018 Seahawks jersey. CenturyLink and the Seahawks will give a total of $10,000 to high schools over the course of the 2018 football season.
Coaches, teachers, parents, peers and community members can nominate outstanding student athletes based on the student's dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and weekly athletic performance. WIAA Recognized sports include the following: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Dance/Drill, Football, Golf, Non-WIAA Water Polo, Girl's Bowling, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Each week, CenturyLink executives and Seahawks personnel will select a nominated student who meets or exceeds the criteria.
"CenturyLink's core unifying principles are embodied in the High School Athlete of the Week program. We are honored once again to partner with the Seattle Seahawks on this program which recognizes amazing students and their commitment to their communities and schools," said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink's vice president of operations for Washington State.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/highschool