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Seahawks And CenturyLink In Partnership With Q13 FOX To Recognize Student Athletes

Beginning Sept. 23 and continuing 10 weeks, one high school athlete from the State of Washington will be selected and recognized for their performance on the field and their commitment to the classroom and community.

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced the 2016 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program. Beginning Sept. 23 and continuing 10 weeks, one high school athlete from the State of Washington will be selected and recognized for their performance on the field and their commitment to the classroom and community.

Each student athlete will be recognized at his or her school in front of families, peers and teachers, as well as at a Seahawks game. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 grant to their school from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for their school's Athletic Department along with media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2016 Seahawks jersey. CenturyLink and the Seahawks will give a total of $10,000 to high schools over the course of the program.

Coaches, teachers, parents, peers and community members can nominate outstanding fall student athletes based on the student's dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and weekly athletic performance. Fall sports include the following: Cheer, Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Boys Football, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Swimming/Diving, Girls Volleyball, and Boys Water Polo. Each week, CenturyLink executives and Seahawks personnel will select a nominated student who meets or exceeds the criteria.

"CenturyLink is honored to partner with the Seattle Seahawks and Q13 FOX on this great program," said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink's vice president of operations for Seattle. "We believe in developing the potential of area student athletes and supporting their efforts in the community, both on and off the field."

For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/highschool

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

About Q13 FOX and JOEtv

Q13 FOX is the Seattle/Tacoma FOX Network affiliate and the home of Q13 News, which provides 10 hours of local news programming weekdays, Q13 FOX is the official television partner of the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC and WNBA Seattle Storm. JOEtv is the Seattle/Tacoma My Network TV affiliate broadcasting on channel 22 and carries a variety of entertainment programming in addition to Sounders FC matches, Storm games, and re-broadcast of preseason games. In addition, Q13 FOX News at 9 airs nightly on JOEtv and is the #1 nine o'clock news program in the market.

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