Seahawks Announce the Week One CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Lindsey Skaanes of Gig Harbor High School as the week one CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Lindsey will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the October 29 game vs. the Houston Texans.

Lindsey, a senior at Gig Harbor High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her leadership through athletics, academics, and community action. She holds a 3.7 GPA while taking Advanced Placement classes and is active in the Gig Harbor community. Lindsey has previously volunteered for Pony Up Horse Rescue, a local horse rescue in Gig Harbor. In the past, she has participated in the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade, making baskets for families that need help during the holiday season. Lindsey has also volunteered at the Gig Harbor High School volleyball camp for several years, teaching younger athletes skills and sportsmanship. In the fall, she plays volleyball for Gig Harbor High School as well as a club team in the offseason. Lindsey made second team All-League in her first season of playing libero, helping her team finish 5th in state.

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.

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-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.

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