Cox Employees Connect With Boys & Girls Clubs Of America
National Day of Service Benefits More than Fifty Thousand Children
ATLANTA – More than 750 Cox Communications employees donated more than 4,000 hours of community service during Cox Connects Day, the company's national day of service benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America. On October 1, the second annual Cox Connects Day, Cox employees and their family members worked on a variety of projects including painting murals, tiling, landscaping and planting gardens.
Cox operations across the nation organized Cox Connects Day projects tailored to the needs of 50 local clubs that serve 50,000 children. Employees in Cleveland and Greenville, N.C., painted and refurbished clubs. Volunteers in West Warwick, R.I. designed and painted a USA playground mural, improved landscaping and revitalized the concession stand and boys locker room. In Pensacola, Fla. volunteers planted gardens and in Hampton Roads, Va. employees improved the landscaping. Corporate employees at the company's headquarters in Atlanta, painted walk areas, constructed playground benches, improved the landscaping and organized the club's learning center.
“We really appreciate the work of Cox employees and their families,” said Bill Regehr, senior vice president of information technology for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Cox is a great partner and friend to our clubs – both in its ongoing support as a technology sponsor and in the hundreds of critical projects Cox volunteers completed for our clubs on Saturday. They have really provided a valuable model for volunteerism for corporate America.”
Cox Connects Day is an extension of the company's technology partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs. To help bridge the digital divide, Cox wires many local clubs and provides them with free or discounted high-speed Internet and cable service, and other in-kind and cash contributions valued in millions of dollars since the partnership began.
“This day has been a great way for us to give back to an organization that helps so many youth,” said Pat Esser, chief operating officer for Cox Communications. “We've been involved with Boys & Girls Clubs for several years, and Cox Connects Day is a way to further our commitment. Our employees loved getting involved and making an impact.”
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company with approximately 6.7 million total customers, including 6.4 million basic cable subscribers. The nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers both analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of other communications and entertainment services, including local and long distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the Cox High Speed Internet brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand. Cox is an investor in programming networks including Discovery Channel. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the Internet at www.cox.com.