PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO — April 8, 2019 — Granite Telecommunications, a $1.4 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, is sponsoring the Telecom for Change Charity Golf Tournament on April 9, 2019, at the Bali Hai Golf Course, during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, April 9-12, 2019, in Las Vegas.
Telecom for Change is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by telecom service providers and their sales partners who dedicate time and resources to aid grassroots charities across the U.S. Since its inception in 2014, the group has raised $700,000 for local charities that are often overlooked and underfunded. Because Telecom for Change is all volunteer-based, it provides game-changing donations that go directly to support worthy causes rather than administrative costs.
The organization hosts a charity golf tournament annually at the spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Funds raised at the 2019 event will benefit Compassion Planet, which empowers underserved and disconnected young adults by equipping them to overcome obstacles, achieve independence and reach their full potential. The group accomplishes this in a year-long mentoring program that includes more than 1,200 hours of therapeutic education and employment.
“Like all of the charities that Telecom for Change supports, Compassion Planet is doing important work that lifts people up,” said Brad Dupee, head of channel development at Granite. “The goal of their program is not only to assist graduates in personal development and career planning, but also to help them stay connected to a healthy community for life, so they can reach their personal dreams. We’re thrilled to be a part of what Telecom for Change is doing to help people in need and look forward to another fantastic golf outing to support a worthy cause.”
Granite is sponsoring the golf tournament and hosting its helicopter ball drop, which offers eligible golfers a chance to win $1 million. The participant’s ball that drops into the cup first or closest to the hole will take a single professionally recorded shot for a chance at a hole-in-one to receive $1 million. The runner up wins a helicopter ride for two to see the Las Vegas Strip at night.
“Since discovering Telecom for Change, Brad Dupee and Granite have been huge advocates and two-time tournament sponsors,” said Telecom for Change President Angie Tocco, co-founding owner of LanYap Networks. “Granite’s entire team embraces and supports numerous philanthropic and charitable causes, and they are incredible to work with. We’re very appreciative of their support.”
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.4 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.