SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), Q13 FOX (KCPQ), and Sports Authority announced today TJ Banks of Curtis High School as the week four CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. TJ will be at CenturyLink Field during the October 5game against the Detroit Lions.
TJ, a sophomore at Curtis High School, was selected to be the Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. He has earned a 3.75 GPA throughout high school. This past summer, TJ spent over 140 hours dedicated to different programs throughout his community including the Lakewood Boys and Girls Club and the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. He has also worked with Operation Homefront for their annual Back-to-School Brigade. The program provides school supplies to underprivileged children across the country. TJ is a leader in the classroom and on the field where he was voted captain of his lacrosse team. He was named MVP at the 2015 Russell Wilson Passing Academy.
As the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week, the student-athlete will also be recognized at their school in front of their family, peers and teachers. They will also receive a $1,200 gift card supported by Sports Authority from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for their school's ASB fund, in addition to media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, and a customized Nike Seahawks jersey.
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