August 03, 2016
Sprint Says Thanks with $55,000 Back-To-School Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs Across the Western United States
Funds to be used for equipping kids with school supplies, clothing, haircuts or to pay for school-related homework, tutoring and study programs
Special Back-to-School offers coming to local residents during #SprintSaysThanks event on August 6
PHOENIX (BUSINESS WIRE), August 03, 2016 - As the back to school season is underway, Sprint is saying thanks in local communities across the West by making donations totaling $55,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs to help equip kids in need with supplies and the tools they need to succeed in the coming school year.
Sprint is providing $5,000 donations to chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs supporting the Denver, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle markets. Each club will use these funds to provide kids with the necessary school supplies, clothing and haircuts or to support after-school-related homework, tutoring and study programs.
“Sprint is committed to supporting the communities where our employees live and work and our goal is to send these kids back to school with some essential tools needed to help lead them along the path to success,” said Jerry Gallegos, president-West Area at Sprint. “We are even making special Back-to-School offers available to parents who want to equip their kids with the latest technology to assist them with conquering their digital schoolwork needs.”
Consumers can get Back-to-School deals of their own beginning this Saturday, August 6 when #SprintSaysThanks to the local community with fun events and special deals such as buy-one, get-one free offers on select smartphones. Visit the store locator on www.sprint.com to learn more about the special offers, fun activities and to schedule an appointment at local stores.
For parents seeking to equip their child with the latest mobile phone or tablet to attain that extra edge as their kids head back to school, Sprint launched the “Kid’s First Phone” website (https://kidsfirstphone.sprint.com). This site provides expert advice, an online quiz and other information to help parents make this important technology decision.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30, 2016, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
John Votava, 949-242-9017