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First Lady Visits Gillette for Spectrum Announcement

Victoria Ziton, Jennie Gordon, and Todd Baxter hold a check Spectrum donated to Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.

Victoria Ziton, Jennie Gordon, and Todd Baxter hold a donation check to Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.

Just a week after launching the Wyoming Hunger Initiative, Wyoming’s first lady, Jennie Gordon, was in Gillette today to present the Food Bank of the Rockies with a $1,500 check from Spectrum.

Gordon said she’s not trying to reinvent the wheel since there are already organizations statewide, like Food Bank of the Rockies, which are doing great work. The goal of the initiative rather is to spotlight the efforts of such organizations and offer them a little support.

Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Nate Grotrian expresses his gratitude for Spectrum’s donation.

Spectrum hosted the event at the Boys & Girls Club of Campbell County for a couple big announcements, including the company’s Internet Assist program in Gillette. The families of students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program also qualify for a discounted rate on Spectrum internet services, according to Todd Baxter, regional vice president of government affairs.

The company also provided the Boys & Girls Club with six new Hewlett Packard laptops and 14 new Samsung tablets for their computer lab.

“It’s really important to give back to the communities we serve,” Baxter said of the donations.

Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Nate Grotrian said he likes to joke that the current computers in the lab are powered by hamsters. He added the new tech equipment will transform programming provided at the club.

The Boys & Girls Club provides educational enrichment for 180 kids daily both before and after school.

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