Granite Telecommunications hosted a 5K road race and family fun day in memory of William K. Flynn to benefit South Shore Lend-A-Hand Foundation of Quincy. The third annual road race started and ended at Granite Telecommunication’s headquarters on Newport Avenue, Quincy and was followed by rides, face painting, balloon animals, music and a BBQ provided by Outback Steak House of Quincy.
The first $25,000 was donated directly by Granite Telecommunications, with the remaining funds raised by pledges and other sponsors including: General Dynamics, The Conrad Group, First Choice Telemanagement, AG Edwards, The Patriot Ledger and other south shore businesses. Several members of the City of Quincy’s Police and Fire Department volunteered their time at the event.
“William Flynn was a pillar of the Quincy community having worked and lived here his entire life. We could think of no better way to celebrate his life than to hold an event that raises money for needy families on the South Shore and includes spending time with children” said Granite CEO, Rob Hale. Mr. Flynn’s wife Maureen and children Matt and Susan were on hand at the event. Matt Flynn, a Granite Telecommunication’s employee, helped organize the day’s events.
South Shore Lend-A-Hand is a charitable organization established by William K. Flynn to help families in need on the South Shore. The Foundation collects money and then disperses it to families and organizations who have asked for assistance. Among other things South Shore Lend-A-Hand provides assistance with early education and child care, fuel assistance, emergency services and food resources.
Granite Telecommunications, established in 2002 and based in Quincy, MA, is a business–to–business reseller of telephone and broadband service. Granite Telecommunications specializes in multi–location businesses and provides consolidated billing and one point of contact, available 24/7/365. Founded with a commitment to customer satisfaction, the company boasts a 99% customer retention rate. Granite Telecommunication’s current customers include 25 of the nation’s Fortune 100 companies. With 400,000 lines, 9,500 corporate customers and revenues of $200,000,000 the company is debt free and growing at an annual rate of 425%, making Granite Telecommunications the fastest growing wireline company in the country.