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Sparklight Awards $5,000 to Longview Nonprofit Organizations 

January 31, 2024 – Longview, Texas – Sparklight®, a leading broadband communications provider, recently awarded  grants to two Longview nonprofits – Greater Longview Young Life and Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation – through the company’s Charitable Giving Fund . The association was one of 29 nonprofits across the company’s 24-state footprint that received grants totaling more than $125,000 during the most recent award period.

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:

• Education and Digital Literacy

• Food Insecurity

• Community Development

Greater Longview Young Life will use the grant to support YoungLives, a new initiative designed to reach and mentor teen parents, increasing graduation rates and life success.

“We are thrilled to receive the $2,500 grant from the Sparklight Charitable Giving Fund,” said Joe Lane, Greater Longview Young Life Area Director. “We are so thankful for community support and organizations like Sparklight that love to give back.”

Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation will use the grant to create new academic opportunities for underprivileged elementary, junior high and high school students.

“The Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation is incredibly grateful to Sparklight for the $2,500 grant,” said Kerri Daugbjerg, Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation Director of Community Engagement. “With this grant, the Foundation will expand the academic opportunities of economically disadvantaged students by providing STEM summer camps and conferences at the elementary and junior high levels. The partnership with Sparklight will also support students’ licensures and job preparedness kits at the high school level.” 

Nonprofit organizations may apply for a grant during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for spring 2024 grants will be accepted between April 1-30, 2024.

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of Cable One’s corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:

• Supporting national organizations dedicated to advancing education and diversity, including the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Diversity Council.

• Supporting the mission of Special Olympics , which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition, as well as health, arts, leadership, and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

• Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. Since 2015, the company has planted 140,000 trees in its markets and national forests within the company’s footprint.

• Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S.

• Fighting hunger in local communities through volunteerism and donations, as well as support to organizations such as Feed My Starving Children to make a difference in the lives of hungry kids around the world. Since 2018, Cable One has donated more than 51 tons of food and nearly $500,000 to address food insecurity.

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


Tammy Gabel
Director, Corporate Communications