Cox and Boys and Girls Club Unveil New Innovation Lab

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Leadership from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia, Macon Housing Authority, Macon Chamber of Commerce and Cox were on hand yesterday for a ribbon cutting of a new Cox Innovation Lab at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Murphy Felton Tindall Club at the Buck Melton Center. About a dozen Club Kids attended as the new laptops and updated software were presented to the Club.  Cox awarded the Club a grant of over $8,000 for technology upgrades that will allow the kids to do homework and school assignments, make videos, gain vital digital literacy skills and much, much more.
“Today’s donation is not just an upgrade in technology but more importantly an investment in the club members, so they can learn, grow and thrive in a digital world.  Our company founder, Governor James M. Cox, started out as a teacher so he knew the importance of a strong education,” said Bonnie Lopez-Crowe, market vice president of Cox’s Middle Georgia market. “Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club leadership and staff for your investment in the bright futures of these children.  We are honored to be a part of helping these young people reach their full potential.”
This is the second Cox Innovation Lab to open in a Macon Boys and Girls Club in recent years.  In November 2017, Cox presented the Carl D. Thomas Club on Bloomfield Road with a similar grant for technology upgrades.