|[February 15, 2013]
Wells Fargo Bank Teams Up With FOX Sport West and Los Angeles Kings to Score Big for Local Schools
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
Wells Fargo (News - Alert) & Company (NYSE:WFC), one of America's leading community
banks, announced today it is teaming up with FOX Sports West,
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and the Stanley Cup Champion Los
Angeles Kings to donate $1,000 for every goal scored by the Kings in the
2013 season, to raise awareness and support technology in classrooms.
"Thanks to Wells Fargo and Fox Sports West, the excitement of Kings
Hockey has been merged with improving education for some of Los Angeles'
neediest students," said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "This
blend of philanthropy and sports will ultimately bring new technologies
and online learning to the students at the Partnership for LA Schools.
This is an exciting moment for LA's kids and sports fans alike."
Funds raised will help bring technology to the Partnership's nearly
16,000 students in 22 schools, providing them a digital learning
experience. One of the Partnership's core instructional strategies is
implementing online learning programs to support teachers who need to
reach students of varying levels within the same classroom. Through this
approach, the Partnership seeks to improve student outcomes in Math,
English and in the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) through the
use of various software programs.
"As the United States continues to compete in a global, 21st
century economy, we have to make sure our kids have access to the tools
necessary to compete," said John Sotoodeh, Wells Fargo's Community
Banking regional president. "As Los Angeles' top corporate
philanthropist, we support education through both philanthropic giving
and team member volunteerism, and this partnership is a great way to
help build awareness for a worthy cause."
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with ells Fargo, the Partnership
for LA Schools and the Kings to help raise funds for technology based
learning," said Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general
manager, FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket. "As FOX Sports West continues
its mission to assist local schools, it's these generous contributions
that will help to further support the youth of our community."
About the Partnership
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools strives to uplift children in
the city's poorest communities by transforming their local public school
into a safe and secure place of opportunity, achievement and discovery.
In terms of students served, the Partnership is one of the largest
school turnaround organizations in the nation, providing a range of
supports to its nearly 16,000 students. Founded in 2007 as the
cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's strategy to improve public
education in Los Angeles, the Partnership is a unique collaboration
between the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School
District to turn around LA's lowest performing schools and to create a
model for doing so district wide. The Partnership today manages 22
schools with approximately 1,300 school-site employees. The Partnership
is a 501(c) 3 non-profit education management organization with nearly
40 full-time employees. For more information, go to www.PartnershipLA.org/scoreOne.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified,
community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets.
Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides
banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial
finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com),
and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank's
customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than
265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the
United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on
Fortune's 2012 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells
Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers' financial needs and help
them succeed financially.
About FOX Sports West
FOX Sports West is the local destination for the Los Angeles Angels and
Los Angeles Kings. Together, FOX Sports West and sister network Prime
Ticket present more live, local sports programming than any other
network or broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans in
Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, the regional networks produce
over 800 live sporting events and telecast over 2,500 hours of original
programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative
opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.foxsportswest.com.
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