The Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta has partnered with SUDDENLINK to provide gifts to outstanding students.
George King, the market engagement specialist with SUDDENLINK, said the company had donated five iPads to the Greenwood after-school organization.
"The club member with the best essay about a Black history moment will receive the first iPad," said club director Synthia Hoover. "We'll have different activities so everyone can get the opportunity to possibly win an iPad." The first recipient will be revealed Friday. A contest with a new recipient will be held every other week.
"We're just excited to be a part of the Greenwood community, to have this opportunity to give iPads to the Boys and Girls Club," said King. "Throughout our company, we have always supported the Boys and Girls Club, so I'm glad to be able to unite with them here in Mississippi."
Greenwood Ward 7 City Councilman Carl Palmer said he was excited for the club members.
"I think it's a great idea for SUDDENLINK to partner with the Boys and Girls Club to give students those iPads," he said. "I'm sure that they'll get a lot of use out of them. I hope that they use them responsibly and take care of them so that they get many months of use out of them."