SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5, 2007 – Qwest today announced a donation to Guadalupe Schools based on a season-long partnership with the Pacific Coast League Salt Lake Bees baseball team. Qwest donated $50 to Guadalupe Schools for every home run the Bees hit during their regular season. As the Bees swung their way to the Pacific North division championship, they hit 128 home runs. Qwest’s donation is $6,400.
“Education is very important to Qwest, and baseball is one of America’s favorite pastimes,” said Jerry Fenn, Qwest president in Utah. “I’m glad that Qwest was able to combine the two for a little bit of fun to benefit the students at Guadalupe Schools.”
“Guadalupe Schools is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Qwest,” said Vicki Mori, Guadalupe Schools executive director. “We could not provide the services we offer or achieve such success without community partnerships. Qwest absolutely knocked a home run for the students of Guadalupe Schools!”
“This was a great program for the Salt Lake Bees,” said Marc Amicone, Salt Lake Bees vice president and general manager. “In baseball, hitting a home run means you automatically score. And this season, we helped score for Guadalupe Schools.”
The Guadalupe Schools provide children who are socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged a continuum of educational services from birth through grade three.
Programs include in-home services for parents and children to provide the skills and education needed to live productive, rewarding lives.
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