Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. Together we can make a difference.

Vote Now- 10K to Local Nonprofit!!!

September 14th, 2011
Cox Cares is excited to announce our 10 finalists for a Cox Cares Grant 2011!

  • Age Well Senior Services
  • America On Track
  • Dance Peninsula Ballet
  • Friends of Outreach
  • Homefront America
  • Laguna Beach Seniors
  • OC American Red Cross
  • Project Tomorrow
  • Royal Family KIDS
  • Team Kids

YOU can help choose the Nonprofit of the Year- the organization with the most votes will win $10,000!

Encourage your friends and family to vote, too! Voting ends Friday 9/16.

Calling All Nonprofits: Cox Cares Grants is Open!

June 9th, 2011

Wanted: Nonprofit organizations in Orange County, Palos Verdes, and Santa Barbara to apply for a 2011 Cox Cares Grant!

As the premier telecommunications provider in South Orange County, the Palos Verdes area and Santa Barbara, Cox is committed to giving back to the communities in which we serve. 

Cox Cares is our nonprofit foundation.  Through Cox Cares we give back to our community by supporting local programs that offer invaluable services to those who need them most. 

Please visit our website at www.cox-cares.org/grants to see if your program or project meets our requirements and to submit a grant proposal.  Grant applications must be submitted by midnight on July 29, 2011. 

Questions, please email ocpr@cox.com.

ESPN Elite 11 and the Boys Girls Clubs

July 22nd, 2010

Cox supports 30 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Aliso Viejo and San Juan Capistrano in a special day with Elite 11 athletes at the 12th Annual ESPN Elite 11 Quarterback Competition held at SOKA University in Aliso Viejo.


Aliso Viejo, CA  (July 22, 2010) – Building on the success of its community-centered initiatives, Cox Orange County has teamed with ESPN to showcase the Elite Quarterback Competition.  Now in its 12th year, the Elite 11 Quarterback Competition is a four-day event that unites the nation’s premier high school quarterbacks and focuses on improving their skills both on and off the field.


A competition designed to give the best high school quarterbacks the tools to prepare for the next level and beyond, the Elite 11 has become the most prestigious quarterback event in the country. 


High profile players to participate at this event have included: Heisman Trophy winners Jason White, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Troy Smith and Tim Tebow as well Drew Brees, Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, JaMarcus Russell, Trent Edwards, Matt Schaub, Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez and many more.  This year’s participants included 12 high school phenoms and six Division I college quarterbacks from around the nation.


Presenting a unique opportunity for Boys & Girls Club youth in Aliso Viejo and San Juan Capistrano, Cox Orange County arranged for 30 enthusiastic kids to watch the Elite 11 athletes practice at Soka University on Wednesday, July 21. 


After watching America’s most promising football stars showcase their talents, the Boys & Girls Club guests were treated to a mini-clinic with the athletes, followed by a special lunch compliments of Cox Orange County.


For more information on the Elite 11, visit www.elite11.com. To learn more about Cox Orange County’s community-based initiatives, visit www.cox-cares.org.  Additional event photos can also be viewed at www.cox-cares.org/blog.

Villa Los Cabos

February 5th, 2010

One week at a gorgeous 5 bedroom, 5 bath condo in Villa Los Cabos, anyone?

Luxurious 5 bedroom, 5 bath villa is up for bid

Get your bidding paddles ready- this suite deal is available at the Cox Community Golf Tournament 2010 Live Auction.

7 days and 6 nights at this luxurious villa includes a private pool and spa and its only a 7 minute walk to the beach. Value: $3,400.

More details on this and other incredible Live Auction packages are coming!

Not a golfer, but still want to join in the auction fun and support Injured Marines?  Dinner tickets are only $100 and can be purchased online.

Watch out below

January 19th, 2010

golf balls are flying out of a helicopter- and one lucky person will win $2,000!

The Cox Cares Helipcopter Golf Ball Drop is back for 2010.  Purchase a golf ball online for the chance to win $2,000!  Balls are $10 and can be purchased from our Web site- Over 500 golf balls drop onto the 18th green for the 2009 Helicopter Ball Drop

Over 500 golf balls drop onto the 18th hole for the 2009 Helicopter Ball Drop


January 14th, 2010

Cobras land on the driving range at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club

Cobras land on the driving range at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club

Coto de Caza, CA (January 13, 2010) – Armored tanks invading Orange County, Marine helicopters buzzing the greens and snipers lined-up in Ghillie suits. This is clearly not standard issue at the exclusive Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, yet on Monday, March 8, patriotism will soar as high as the longest drive at the Cox Community Golf Tournament to benefit injured Marines. 


Marking its fourth consecutive year, this extraordinary golf event has raised more than $175,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF), largely attributed to such valued sponsors as: Ketel One Vodka, Chick-fil-A Foothill Ranch, Canyon Fireside Grill, C&M Communiqué, Baja Fresh, 4 Copas Tequila, Volunteer Center Orange County, Hanna’s, Big Band Networks, Spa Gregorie’s and Jarhead Red.


Hosting a community of heroes on an unforgettable day of golf, Cox Orange County is dedicated to not only its family of loyal customers, but countless others who have proudly served our country. The company’s charitable foundation, Cox Cares, is recruiting additional sponsors and golfers to help our nation’s injured and critically ill Marines and their families cope with the financial hardship they face on the road to recovery.


Sponsorship packages range from $500 to $20,000, each offering a variety of publicity benefits based on the level of financial commitment, including: logo placement during the tournament commercial broadcast viewed by more than 300,000 Cox subscribers ($50,000 value); logo recognition on the website and printed materials; inclusion in mentions to the media; acknowledgement on the Cox e-newsletter delivered to 40,000 households ($2,000 value); identification on Cox bill messaging to more than 300,000 households ($5,000 value); logo placement on tee signs and much more.


Honoring today’s true heroes, while giving supporters the chance to test their golf skills, this event will exude a distinct armed services theme.  Golfers on each of two Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship courses develop a first-hand appreciation for the U.S. Marines and their service through hands-on demonstrations and boot camp-style activities on the course.


To make a significant difference in the life of an injured Marine and his or her family, golfers can register online for $300, foursomes for $1,200, and dinner guests for $100. Proving that giving back can be convenient, cost-effective and rewarding, Cox Orange County is also offering the community an opportunity to help these wounded heroes by purchasing a golf ball for a chance to win $2,000 in the helicopter ball drop. A single ball costs just $10, yet volume discounts are available online for those wishing to better their odds.


Be faithful to those who serve and sponsor or sign-up today by visiting www.cox-cares.org/golf or calling 949.546.3100. 

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About the IMSFF

While fighting for peace, U.S. Marines serve the country with courage and commitment, yet such service can result in catastrophic injuries.  Since 2004, the IMSFF has been helping Marines, Soldier, Sailors, and their families cope with the financial hardship they face on the road to recovery.  For complete details on the IMSFF, visit www.SemperFiFund.org.


About Cox Cares

Cox Communications believes that without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. That is why it created the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Cox Cares has donated nearly $600,000 to more than 95 local nonprofit organizations since 2000.  Cox Cares gives back to Orange County, North Camp Pendleton and Palos Verdes by supporting local programs that offer invaluable services to those who need them most.  Dedicated to enriching the fabric of the community it serves, Cox Cares targets the needs of youth and seniors, while promoting social issues, art, science and technology.  Through in-kind and direct cash support, Cox Communications’ annual contributions exceed $7 million, much of which stems from 1,000 local employees who serve dedicated customers. Cox Communications is not simply a trusted partner in business, but also a partner in building a proud community.  For more information, please visit www.cox-cares.org.

Just an example

January 11th, 2010

of one of the incredible heroes were golfing for.

Join us March 08, 2010 to tee up for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.


2010 Tourney Update

January 6th, 2010
Marine Color Guard at 2009 Tee Off

Marine Color Guard at 2009 Tee Off

Its Time to Tee Off for Injured Marines!

The 2010 Cox Community Golf Tournament is Monday, March 8 at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club.

Our beneficiary will again be the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.  Over the last two years, weve raised $175,000 to help wounded heroes, and we cant wait to add to that total this year.

Check back for updates on returning sponsors and events, and find out whats new for 2010!

Semper Fi!

Helicopter Ball Drop

February 10th, 2009

Look out below!

At the Cox Community Golf Tournament on Monday March 9, golf balls will be raining from the sky as the Helicopter Ball Drop gives lucky participants the chance to win $2,500 CASH!

Buy a ball today for your chance to win!  Balls can be purchased from our Web site at www.cox-cares.org/golf Buy 1 for $10, 3 for $20 or 20 for $100! 

This is a great way to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund if youre not a golfer, and you dont have to be present to win.  Buy a ball today!!!

Tee off Monday March 9 for Injured Marines

January 22nd, 2009

Patriotic Southern California golfers are invited to tee off at the Cox Community Golf Tournament next March to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, a charity for injured Marines. Cox Communications is hosting the event on Monday, March 09 2009 at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club in Coto de Caza.


Golfers and guests will enjoy a first class, private course, Ketel One vodka martini ice bar and unique silent and live auction items.


This is the third year for the tournament, which raised over $100,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund in 2008. 


Foursomes, individual golfers and dinner-only guests are invited to register at ww.cox-cares.org/golf or by calling 949-546-3100. 


About the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Whether fighting wars or winning the peace, U.S. Marines serve with courage and commitment.  Sometimes that service results in catastrophic injuries.  Since April 2004, the IMSFF has been helping Marines, sailors and their families cope with the unexpected financial hardship they face on the road to recovery.  Learn more at www.SemperFiFund.org.


About Cox Communications Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6 million total residential and commercial customers. Locally, Cox Communications serves the Orange County communities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin and some unincorporated parts of Orange County as well as Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates and parts of San Pedro.  Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services in affiliation with Sprint (NYSE: S). Cox Business Services is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com.