8/20/2014 2:45:00 PM CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program
The Seattle Seahawks, in partnership with CenturyLink, have announced the 2014 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program has officially begun. CenturyLink prides itself on the commitment to excellence, positive attitude and respect but most of all and most importantly, serving the community. The CenturyLink High School Athlete of the week, in partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, Q13 and new partner Sports Authority, recognizes these similar values, both on and off the field. Beginning Sept. 9 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 $1,200 Sports Authority gift card 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 2014 Seahawks jersey. CenturyLink and the Seahawks will give a total of $12,000 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: girls cross country, boys cross country, boys football, girls soccer, boys soccer, girls swimming-diving and girls volleyball. 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, Q13 FOX and Sports Authority on this great program," Sue Anderson, CenturyLink's vice president and general manager for Seattle said. "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 www.seahawks.com/promotions/2014/centurylink/high-school-athlete-of-the-week.html.