Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:00 am MDT
COLORADO UPLIFT TEAMS UP WITH ZAYO ENTERPRISE NETWORKS TO TAKE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BASEBALL GAME
Baseball for Backpacks Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam at Colorado Rockies Game
Zayo Enterprise Networks (ZEN), a division of Zayo Group and provider of fiberbased telecommunications solutions for business, government and education hosted over 100 school students from Colorado Uplift—an organization focused on empowering urban youth to lead successful lives—at the Rockies game on Thursday, September 24, 2009.
Prior to the game, Zayo raised funds to donate over 100 backpacks filled with school supplies like: pens, pencils, paper, markers, and notebooks to Colorado Uplift. These were then delivered to students in Denver Public Schools
Before the game, Zayo provided snack packs for the kids to take into the ballpark. Approximately 100 students showed up as well as chaperons from both Zayo and Colorado Uplift
“Zayo was proud to help provide much needed school supplies in our community,” said John Real, Colorado General Manager for Zayo Enterprise Networks. “This was a way to help celebrate the new school year and get them energized about classes starting up.”
“The kids had a great time at the game,” said Christie Ziegler, Director of Communications at Colorado Uplift. “It was such a good opportunity to bring students together from different schools to meet each other and be encouraged by other leaders in the program.”
Colorado Uplift, which works with 19 schools throughout the Denver area, is proactive about organizing events that bring students from local schools together to interact. The students, who cheered from the rockpile, were able to do this in a fun and cheerful atmosphere.
“They all had so much fun,” continued Ziegler. “It was a pretty chilly night and I don’t think they even noticed.”
About Zayo Enterprise Networks
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Enterprise Networks (www.zayoenterprise.com) provides voice, data, colocation and video telecommunications solutions to businesses, schools, hospitals, government agencies and non-profit organizations across the United States. Large, multi-site corporations to small, single-site agencies rely on Zayo Enterprise Networks for their communications needs.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Group is a regional provider of telecom services including bandwidth, voice and managed services to carrier, enterprise, SME and government customers. Zayo Group currently provides its service over a fiber network that spans 129 markets in 23 states. Zayo Group consists of four complimentary business units: Zayo Bandwidth, Zayo Enterprise Networks, Zayo Colocation Services and Onvoy Voice Services. For various Group updates, follow Zayo on Twitter: ZayoGroup.