CenturyLink Crossbar Challenge

CenturyLink is teaming up with Sounders FC to support Special Olympics Washington Unified Sports. The Unified Soccer program promotes social inclusion through shared training events and competitions for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. Through the CenturyLink Crossbar Challenge, Sounders FC provides Unified athletes with opportunities to shine – in front of 40,000 fans! Each home match that a participant hits the crossbar, CenturyLink will donate $2,500 to Special Olympics Washington! In the event that the crossbar does not get hit, CenturyLink will still make a $500 contribution to Special Olympics Washington.

Special Olympics of Washington | Featured Athlete

Jesus Perez, Evergreen High School 

Favorite Sounders FC Player: Clint Dempsey  

Jesus is a high school senior and in his second year playing Unified Soccer. Since starting last year, Jesus has improved his soccer knowledge and skill. He was very excited to participate in the CenturyLink Crossbar Challenge and was thrilled he hit the crossbar! Jesus has always dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player and would like to thank Sounders FC for the opportunity to participate in the halftime challenge.