*SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - *The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Hunter Toyoda of Lake Washington High School as the week eight CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Hunter will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 20 game vs. the Atlanta Falcons.
Hunter, a senior at Lake Washington High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on his leadership through athletics, academics, and community action. He is dedicated to his academics and holds a 4.0 GPA while challenging himself with rigorous coursework and nine Advanced Placement classes. Hunter was selected as one of 20 students to be in Loyalty Club, a community service club that plans fundraisers for the Kirkland community. In the past, Loyalty Club has fundraised for the United Nations Children’s Fund and Hopelink by selling food and drinks at local sporting events. He is also involved at local elementary schools, providing after school tutoring and support for students. This is Hunter’s second year as the captain for the Lake Washington High School’s cross country team. He is one of the top two runners at LWHS, has not missed a practice, and puts in extra hours of training during his days off.
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’s Athletic Department from the Seahawks along with media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2017 Seahawks jersey. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to high schools over the course of the program.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/highschool
About Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. The Seahawks have won 10 division titles and three conference championships. They are the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) championship games. They have appeared in three Super Bowls, (Super Bowl XL, Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl XLIX). The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII to win their first title. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.
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-broadcasts of preseason Seahawks games. In addition, Q13 FOX News at 9 airs nightly on JOEtv and is the #1 nine o'clock news program in the market.