SEATTLE, WA. August 6, 2019
CenturyLink, Inc. and the Seattle Seahawks announced the 2019 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program will kick-off August 6th through November,12. High school athletes throughout the state of Washington will be selected and recognized for their athletic and scholastic achievements as well as their commitment to their community. Student athletes who participate in any Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) recognized sport in 2019 will be eligible for the award.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: Seahawks.com/highschool
"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.
Each selected student athlete will be celebrated at his or her school, 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 2019 Seahawks jersey. CenturyLink and the Seahawks will give a total of $10,000 to high schools over the course of the 2019 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: 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 and Seattle Seahawks have partnered on the High School Athlete of the Week program for nine years.
- Since 2012, 70 student athletes have been recognized for outstanding achievement though the High School Athlete of the Week Program.
- CenturyLink and the Seattle Seahawks have contributed more than $70,000 to area schools through the High School of the Week Program.