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Arizona Cardinals to team up with Cox Communications to provide free computers and internet for families

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The Arizona Cardinals continue to give back to the community during the Covid-19 crisis.

Today, they announced a partnership with Cox Communications to provide 150 families with computers and one-year of internet access.

From the team:

"The Arizona Cardinals have partnered with Cox Communications and State Farm to provide free computers and one year of Cox Connect 2 Compete internet service to 150 pre-qualified students and families in the Roosevelt School District and Phoenix Elementary School District."

"Representatives from Cox Communications and the Roosevelt School District joined together earlier today at Valley View Leadership Academy to present the computers and internet to 80 families. An additional 70 families from the Phoenix Elementary School District will also be receiving computers and internet as part of the initiative."

"Students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or live in public housing were eligible for the free computers as well as Cox’s Connect 2 Compete Internet service for the coming year."

“We at Cox thank the Arizona Cardinals and State Farm for joining us in our ongoing commitment to help connect kids so that they are able to learn from home,” said Susan Anable, Southwest Vice President of Public Affairs, Cox Communications. “As schools continue to find ways to educate kids outside the classroom, we don’t want to see kids get left behind just because their families can’t afford a computer and an internet connection in the home.”

“We are so glad we can continue assisting our community here in Phoenix with great partners like the Arizona Cardinals and Cox,” said Denise Hardin, State Farm Senior Vice President. “With schools closed and many families at home, having access to the internet is imperative for everyone. State Farm is happy to find ways to lift our community during these difficult times.”

"With schools across the country forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, millions of children have turned to online learning during the pandemic. That has left students in homes without access to technology or connectivity at greater risk of falling behind academically. The partnership between the Cardinals, Cox and State Farm will help ensure these students and their families have the tools they need to succeed while participating in online learning."

It is great to see the Arizona Cardinals continue to step up for the community.