Your Location

sparklight logo




Sparklight Awards $5,000 to Backpack Buddies of Pascagoula


Feb. 24, 2023 – Pascagoula, Miss. – Sparklight®, a leading broadband communications provider, recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Backpack Buddies of Pascagoula through the company’s Charitable Giving Fund. Twenty-eight non-profit organizations across the company’s 24-state footprint received grants totaling more than $110,000 during the company’s most recent award period.


Backpack Buddies of Pascagoula received the grant to continue providing food for school age children in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District on the weekends when children are away from school.


“Each week, volunteers pack bags for close to 250 children in 11 public schools. These are delivered to the schools and placed discreetly in their backpacks before they leave for the weekend,” said Justin Larsen, Backpack Buddies of Pascagoula Treasurer.


The Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards nearly $250,000 in grants to local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by the Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, Hargray, ValuNet Fiber and CableAmerica), concentrates support in the following priority areas:

Nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to apply for a grant during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for spring 2023 grants will open between April 1-30, 2023.


The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:


For more information about the Sparklight Charitable Giving Fund, visit





About Sparklight
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.



Michelle Portillo
Director, Corporate Communications