Alaska Airlines has announced a $25,000 gift to Highline Public Schools to support school athletic programs, including the much-needed replacement of athletic equipment. “We are deeply grateful for Alaska Airlines’ generosity to our schools,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “School athletic programs give our students opportunities to build teamwork and leadership skills and excel outside the classroom. Many students will benefit from this gift.” The contribution was announced at an event celebrating Alaska Airlines’ community partnerships. Among the guests was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. “This donation is a way to continue supporting both athletics and academic excellence, which is a way to say thank you to Russell for his passion and commitment to the community,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations. In addition to the gift announced this week to Highline Public Schools, Alaska Airlines has been a major contributor to the Highline Schools Foundation, funding a $5,000 college scholarship and a program to expose female students to careers in technology fields.]]>