IRVINE, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, and Motorola, Inc., today announced that Linda Ratzlaff of Canyon Country, California, and her son Kenneth will make a trip-of-a-lifetime to Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans. Linda entered the Motorola Super Bowl Sweepstakes in November and was selected as one of three winners in the 12 western United States.
Linda and Kenneth will fly to New Orleans and spend five days / four nights as guests of the two telecommunications firms. In addition to tickets to the league championship game, they will receive hotel accommodations, ground transportation to and from the airport in New Orleans and to all NFL events as well as admission to two NFL parties.
"My son got the call from Verizon Wireless saying you've won," said Linda Ratzlaff. "I didn't believe it, but my son knew. We are both big football fans, and are very grateful to Motorola and Verizon Wireless for giving us this opportunity."
Other winners of the sweepstakes are David Knabel of Tacoma, Washington and Bruce Udelhoven of Winifred, Montana. Motorola Sweepstakes' participants entered to win at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming between November 14 and November 25.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion. For more information, please visit the Motorola web site at http://www.motorola.com.
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