Directcom in the News – Direct Communications Helps Sponsor Bear Lake High School Athletes

July 3, 2013 – Montpelier Idaho -Directcom in the News – Direct Communications Helps Sponsor Bear Lake High School Athletes

Printed in the News-Examiner, July 3, 2013 Vol 119, Vol 18

News-Examiner July 3, 2013

News-Examiner July 3, 2013

Direct Communications Sponsors Bear Lake High School Athletic Programs

Direct Communications Sponsors Bear Lake High School Athletic Program

Daniel Parrish of Directcom presents a check for $500 to Bear Lake High Principal, Alan Schwab, and Athletic Director, Polly Dahlke, and student athletes.

Daniel Parrish of Directcom presents a check for $500 to Bear Lake High Principal, Alan Schwab, and
Athletic Director, Polly Dahlke, and student athletes.

Direct Communications donated $500 to the Bear Lake High School Athletic Program this month as part of an effort to support local high school athletics in the communities served by the broadband company. At the start of the 2013 school year, Directcom approached Bear Lake High Principal, Alan Schwab, and

Athletic Director, Polly Dahlke, and offered a way for student athletes to earn donations for their school  through their participation and effort in all varsity games.

During football season, Direct Communications pledged to pay $15 for every touchdown at home games. At the same time the Girls Varsity Volleyball teams could earn $5 for each ace they served. Once basketball season started, varsity athletes could earn $5 for every 3-point shot scored during home games.

During the 2012-2013 school year, Bear Lake High Varsity teams reported a total of $395 in earnings through this sponsorship program, including 10 touchdowns, 18 volleyball aces, and 31 3-point shots.  Direct Communications added an extra $105, since they had pledged a donation of at least $500 to each school that participated in the program . Jeremy Smith, General Manager for Direct Communications in Idaho, said he hoped to continue strengthening  the relationship between the broadband company and Bear Lake School District. “As local service provider, we try to build up every community that we serve. Supporting schools makes good sense for both our businesses and our communities.  High speed internet and education go hand in hand, so we view these types of donations as a win-win.”