FORT MYERS, Fla. CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is offering Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and its basketball team a “High $5” for its history-making run in this year’s NCAA Men’s Championship Tournament. More specifically, Southwest Florida’s television, broadband and telephone provider has pledged a donation of $5 to FGCU’s Athletics Department for every new TV service subscriber in Southwest Florida that signs up before the tournament ends April 8. Customers can join CenturyLink in supporting FGCU by ordering in store, by phone or online. The first 100 subscribers to sign up in person at any Southwest Florida CenturyLink store will get a free “High $5” FGCU T-shirt (one per customer).

“Many of us at CenturyLink have ties to FGCU, so we want to congratulate them and support the school as it builds on this accomplishment,” said Brian Hamman, manager of market development for CenturyLink. “As an FGCU graduate, I’m so proud of my school and the attention it’s brought to Fort Myers, a.k.a. Dunk City.”

Florida Gulf Coast University relies on student fees and donations to fund its athletic program. Due to the athletic program’s unprecedented growth and outstanding success, budget requirements are growing faster than donations. “It’s now time for the local business community and other able donors to join as Athletic Department supporters and be part of FGCU’s future success. CenturyLink wants to be part of making this happen,” Hamman said

CenturyLink offers either its PrismTM TV service or DIRECTV services, bundled with CenturyLink® High-Speed Internet service in Southwest Florida. Customers can sign up online at, over the phone or at any of CenturyLink’s five Southwest Florida stores:

  • Fort Myers - 5100 Daniels Pkwy., (239) 590-0440
  • Cape Coral - 2710 Del Prado Blvd. S., (239) 772-9100
  • Naples - 6438 Naples Blvd., (239) 596-6220
  • Port Charlotte - 1020 El JoBean Rd., (941) 629-9311
  • Sebring - 311 US Highway 27 N., (863) 471-0272

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About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit