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Frank Elementary Receives Memorable Donation from Waymo, Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

Post Date:10/24/2019

Diamondbacks mascot and studentsStudents at Frank Elementary will now have more school supplies thanks to self-driving car company, Waymo, and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation!

The donation, totaling $7,500, is going toward funding special requests for music, kindergarten, special education, and physical education, as well as providing for general needs like art kits and classroom supplies like alternative seating.

"Waymo is thrilled to partner with the Arizona Diamondbacks to support Frank Elementary School,” said Dezbah Hatathli, Local Policy and Community Manager. “As a self-driving technology company that's been operating in Arizona over the last few years, we want to show our appreciation for the communities we drive in. Thank you to the Town of Guadalupe and Mayor Valerie Molina for being great partners in our efforts to make roads safer for us all!"

Waymo partnered with the Diamondbacks to support Frank Elementary School. To celebrate the donation, the Diamondbacks brought their stadium organist, DJ Bobby Freeman, and mascot, Baxter! DJ Freeman and Baxter led students in familiar baseball chants and songs. Baxter danced and entertained students throughout the event, and Principal Martha Jacobo-Smith called it an “absolute delight” for students and staff. Fourth- and fifth-grade students had the opportunity to get up close to an actual Waymo vehicle. Students got to peer in, check out the cameras, and learn all about how they work. Waymo car and students

“We are grateful that the Diamondbacks Foundation and Waymo reached out to us to support our students! The generous donation they made to our school has made it easier for our students to continue to work in class as they use their alternate seating,” said Jacobo-Smith. “The seating allows them to have movement as they continue to acquire academic skills, have increased concentration, and increased engagement in class thanks to the wiggle seats.”  

Thank you to Waymo and the Arizona Diamondbacks for showing kindness and positively impacting Frank Elementary School with this memorable donation! 

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