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Verizon Wireless And Arizona NFL Player Jay Feely Team Up For "Season's Readings" At Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Phoenix

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December 7, 2012

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

 WHAT:
‘Twas the eleventh day of December and all through the club, children gathered round to listen to holiday stories with Jay Feely at the hub!

To celebrate the importance of education, Verizon Wireless is bringing NFL kicker JayFeely to the Gabel Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix to read his favorite holiday stories powered by a 4G LTE tablet.  The Gabel Branch will also name Cecelia“Cici” Brazil their “Youth of the Year” and she will receive her very own Samsung GalaxyTab® 7.7, thanks to Verizon Wireless.

WHEN:
4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11

WHERE:
The Gabel Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix
1330 N. 15th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006

WHY:
Verizon Wireless, a sponsor of the NFL, is focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to improve education.

VISUALS:   

  • Arizona NFL player Jay Feely reading to children at the Boys & Girls Club, signing autographs and taking photos.
  • Naming the Gabel Branch “Youth of the Year” and presentation of a new tablet in recognition of achievements in education.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.  The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix has provided hope and opportunity to Valley youth since 1946, offering sports, homework help, art, healthy meals, and leadership training to 22,000 kids a year. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information, visit www.bgcmp.org.

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