Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Junior Achievement of Dallas
and Junior Achievement of Fort Worth, and local residents Dr. John
Richardson and Sarah Baldwin to be recognized
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2009--
Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today the recipients of its 2009 Dallas/Ft.
Worth community-giving programs. The Sprint Local Grant Program will
award two $25,000 Sprint Foundation grants to Dallas/Ft. Worth-area
programs that support Sprint’s focus area of youth development. In
addition, the Sprint Community Champions Program will honor two
outstanding Dallas/Ft. Worth-area residents who have made a positive
impact on the community with Sprint Foundation grants to qualified
non-profit organizations of the honorees’ choice. The recipients will be
recognized and honored at an upcoming celebration in the Dallas/Ft.
Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Grand Prairie Boys & Girls Club
1000 Enterprise Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Celebration honoring 2009 Sprint Local Giving Program recipient
organizations and 2009 Sprint Community Champion honorees for
RECIPIENTS AND HONOREES:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas was selected as a 2009
Sprint Local Grant Program recipient and will receive a $25,000 Sprint
Foundation grant for its Project Learn program. Project Learn is an
approach to education that incorporates curriculum to address the
primary areas of the Texas Essentials Knowledge and Skills test and
uses strategic learning techniques throughout their 5 Core Areas:
Education & Career Development; Character & Leadership Development;
Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
Junior Achievement of Dallas and Junior Achievement of Fort Worth
were selected for the 2009 Sprint Local Grant Program as joint
recipients of a $25,000 Sprint Foundation grant for their 2009-2010
school-year initiatives. Junior Achievement curriculum focuses on work
readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy and is delivered by
volunteers from the local business community. The grant will fund
programming in two area schools – Roark Elementary in Arlington and
M.C. Lively Elementary in Irving.
Fort Worth resident Dr. John Richardson was selected as the
2009 Sprint Community Champion adult honoree, and the Sprint
Foundation will be awarding a $5,000 grant to Dr. Richardson’s
selected charitable organization, The WARM Place. Dr. Richardson
helped create The WARM Place 20 years ago, and the organization now
serves as the model of grief-support centers throughout the country.
He also started the Baby Moses Project as a response to the alarming
number of infants that were being abandoned in dumpsters. His
leadership on this project has helped bring about laws across the
country that encourage safer alternatives.
Dallas resident Sarah Baldwin was selected as the 2009 Sprint
Youth Community Champion honoree, and the Sprint Foundation will be
awarding a $2,500 grant to Baldwin’s selected charitable organization,
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Baldwin is an 11th-grade
Highland Park High School student who has made an amazing impact on
the juvenile diabetes community. She has been a vocal ambassador and
vigorous fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and
runs the organization’s Teen Mentoring Program.
To learn more about the Sprint Local Grant Program or the Sprint
Community Champion Program, please visit www.sprint.com/localgiving.
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communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including
two wireless networks serving almost 49 million customers at the end of
the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy
has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction
scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
About the Sprint Foundation
Since its establishment in 1989, the Sprint Foundation has provided
nearly $100 million to community organizations across the country with a
special emphasis on those supporting K-12 education, positive youth
development, arts and culture outreach, school safety and Internet
safety. Through direct grants and a robust matching-gifts program for
employees and retirees, the Sprint Foundation creatively and
thoughtfully delivers Sprint’s commitment to championing the communities
where Sprint customers and employees live.