FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sparklight® Donates 20 New HP Laptops to Boys & Girls Clubs
of the Gulf Coast Qatar Center in Pass Christian
Oct. 21, 2021 – Pass Christian, Miss. – In an effort to help close the homework gap for students in South Mississippi, Sparklight® recently donated 20 new HP laptops valued at $24,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast Qatar Center in Pass Christian.
“We know the key to success starts with a solid education and having access to technology is crucial for children to reach their goals in school and beyond,” said Adrienne Davis, Unit Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast Qatar Center in Pass Christian. “We are thankful to Sparklight for the donation of these laptops, which will further enable us to positively impact the education of students through after school help, tutoring and more.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast Qatar Center in Pass Christian is one of six clubs serving more than 5,500 children annually in Harrison and Hancock counties. The Club works to save and change the lives of children and teens ages 4-18 by providing a safe, positive, engaging environment, and specialized programs like S.T.E.A.M. Maker Space Studios, sports leagues, and music recording studios that prepare and inspire them to achieve great futures and 21st Century careers.
“Now more than ever, access to technology is imperative for students to be able to do their homework or access remote learning during the pandemic,” said Charlie Oakes, Sparklight Gulfport General Manager. “By donating 20 new HP laptops, we’re helping provide the students who attend Pass Christian’s Boys & Girls Club after school and on weekends the opportunity to use technology that will support their academic success and prepare them for an increasingly digital workforce.”
Sparklight believes strongly in improving education through the use of technology. Through donations of time and resources to organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast Qatar Center in Pass Christian, Sparklight seeks to make a positive impact in the communities it serves.
“Having a partnership with Sparklight means so much to our city and to the children and staff at Pass Christian’s Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast,” said Pass Christian Mayor Jimmy Rafferty. “We’re thankful for Sparklight’s investment in our community and their donation of these laptops will help support our children’s educational needs outside the classroom.”
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.