News Release

Verizon Wireless, Milwaukee Wave Salute Soccer Champs

Wave of Champions Program Honors Top High School Teams

January 29, 2002

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

Steve Johnstone
414-291-7620

MILWAUKEE, WI — Verizon Wireless and the Milwaukee Wave are saluting the successful teamwork of the area's top high school soccer teams in a new community program called "Wave of Champions."

Through the program, the nation's largest wireless communications provider and the mid-season leader in the Major Indoor Soccer League are recognizing and rewarding state and conference champions from the recently completed soccer seasons. For the remainder of the 2001-2002 MISL season, one championship team will receive guest privileges in the Verizon Wireless suite at the Bradley Center during each Milwaukee Wave home game. A special announcement recognizing the accomplishment of the attending team will be made during the course of the game.

"The Wave of Champions program is an appealing and appropriate way to recognize teamwork," said Tracy Nolan, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "Teamwork is what has made them champions and what has made Verizon Wireless and the Milwaukee Wave leaders in our respective leagues."

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