Zayo Enterprise Networks Announces First Annual Baseball for Backpacks

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Zayo Enterprise Networks of Colorado is partnering with Colorado Uplift to make sure kids have school supplies.

Zayo Enterprise Networks is pleased to announce its first annual Baseball for Backpacks fundraiser which will help to provide schools supplies for local Denver youth participating in Colorado Uplift. For 27 years of operation, UpLift has remained focused on its mission empowering urban youth to lead successful lives emphasizing character, education, and attitude. 79% of UpLift students in Denver Public Schools are on the free and reduced lunch program, which likely means that these families will struggle to get the necessary supplies. To learn more about UpLift visit the website at http://coloradouplift.org.

Baseball for Backpacks will raise money for school supplies plus provide a special social event for kids and sponsors. Approximately 100 kids from Colorado UpLift's middle and high school programs will be joining Zayo and fundraiser sponsors for a baseball game to receive their school supplies and enjoy an evening at the ballpark.

Zayo's Baseball for Backpacks will be on August 21, 2009. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. and all participants and sponsors will be sitting together in the Rock Pile. In addition, Zayo is organizing a pre-game picnic and is looking for additional sponsors and volunteers. Please contact Katie McCoy at kmccoy (at) zayo (dot) com if you are interested.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and participating in the event please visit http://baseballforbackpacks.blogspot.com/ to make a $29 donation and receive:
•Ticket for Colorado Uplift student
•Ticket for you and opportunity to interact with students
•Student Backpack
•School supplies (paper, pencils, highlighters)
•Pre-game picnic (location and details pending)

Zayo hopes you will join in this back to school celebration with your family, friends and co-workers! If you can't make the game, please purchase your tickets and select "donate" ticket option. Your ticket will be put to good use.

About Zayo Enterprise Networks
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Enterprise Networks provides voice, data, collocation and video telecommunications solutions to businesses, schools, hospitals, government agencies and non-profit organizations across the United States. Large, multi-site corporations to small, single-site agencies rely on Zayo Enterprise Networks for their communications needs.

About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Group is a regional provider of telecom services - including bandwidth, voice and managed services - to carrier, enterprise, SME and government customers. Zayo Group currently provides its service over a fiber network that spans 129 markets in 23 states. Zayo Group consists of three complementary business units: Zayo Bandwidth, Zayo Enterprise Networks and Onvoy Voice Services.

For more information contact:
Katie McCoy
303-381-3273

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