As a talented and kicker/punter for BHS, Villarino has organized a kicking and punting workshop for kids in his community. Another passion is aviation — he’s a student pilot and youth mentor in the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club, and he volunteers for the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce during community events.
So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Villarino has been named athlete of the week by the Seattle Seahawks, a recognition which includes a $1000 grant for the Ballard high athletic department.
The Seahawks will present the award to Villarino during an in-school presentation on Friday, Nov. 30 and also at the Dec. 2 Seahawks home game against the 49ers. Along with the school grant, he’ll get tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2018 Seahawks jersey.
Villarino is the final recipient of the Seahawks Athlete of the Week award this year — they’ve gifted $10,000 to local schools since the start of the season.