CHESAPEAKE, Va., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Cox Charities Benefit Concert featuring country music star Darius Rucker. The concert will be held on Friday, September 21st at 7:00 pm at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk and tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
All proceeds from the concert will be used by Cox Charities to award grants to qualified non-profit organizations that provide educational programs that further the academic achievement and development of young people through science, technology, mentoring, literacy and other areas promoting youth education. Over the last three years, 19 Hampton Roads area organizations have been awarded grants through Cox Charities including: Arc of the Virginia Peninsula, the Center for Child and Family Services, Children's Harbor, Homes FORKids, Preschool Partners and REACH.
"I consider my life a testament to the importance of investing in our youth," said Gary McCollum, SVP and general manager for Cox Virginia. "From an early age, youth organizations and caring mentors taught me the value of education. It has been the key to my personal success. Country music star Darius Rucker's performance this year will help the young people in Cox Virginia's communities reach their highest potential."
About the Artist:
Darius Rucker gained national recognition as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish before branching out as a country music star in 2008 with his chart-topping album, Learn to Live. Rucker has since received the Top New Artist award at the 43rd Annual Country Music Awards and has been nominated for ACM, Teen Choice and AMA Awards. Rucker released his second solo album, Charleston, SC 1966, in 2010 and is currently working on a third country album.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity seven times, including the last six years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications