Cox Communications and the Angels Baseball Foundation partnered for a sixth time to present R.H. Dana Elementary with a $2,000 technology grant. The students were surprised with a special appearance by Angels alumni Ernesto Frieri and Roger Lodge, host of The SportsLodge on Angels Radio AM830.
The event started with Cox’s Orange County Market Vice President Colleen Dillaway speaking to the students and faculty about Cox’s lifetime commitment to education and digital equity.
“Our partnership with the Angels Baseball Foundation continues to bring an enormous impact to the schools and their students,” said Dillaway. “Both our organizations realize our presence in the community can make a difference, whether it’s with Cox’s Connect2Compete program or sharing a day at Angel Stadium.”
Dillaway welcomed Dana Point Mayor Mike Frost who stated, “We love Cox’s willingness to help out all youth throughout Orange County and you have aways been out and about in our Dana Point communities showing support.”
Lodge and Frieri were introduced by R.H. Dana Principal Kristen Nelson as the students participated in a Q&A format assembly. Over 400 students were in attendance and received a hat to show off their halo pride, and after the assembly, a limited number of students enjoyed one-on-one time to ask additional questions and receive an autograph from Frieri and Lodge.
“R.H. Dana Elementary School is so excited to be selected to participate in the Classroom Connections program sponsored by the Los Angeles Angels and Cox Communications,” said Nelson. “Hundreds attended a recent game at Angel Stadium and appreciate the support from these amazing community organizations!”
Cox Communications partnered with the Angels Baseball Foundation in 2020 to create the Classrooms Connections program. In addition to the $2,000 STEM grant, each student and faculty member are provided with up to four Angels game tickets along with a Classrooms Connections banner.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. As the largest private broadband company in America, we operate fiber broadband networks in more than 30 states, providing connections and advanced cloud and managed IT services for nearly seven million homes and businesses nationwide. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities, and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.
About The Angels Baseball Foundation
The Angels Baseball Foundation, established in 2004, concentrates on investments in education, healthcare, arts and sciences, and community-related youth programs throughout the region. In addition, the Foundation provides children the opportunity to experience the great game of baseball and its countless positive attributes. The Angels Baseball Foundation has distributed grants to hundreds of various programs throughout Southern California. Every year, thousands of memorabilia items such as baseballs, uniforms, and tickets are donated to local charities to assist with their fundraising efforts.