News Release

Verizon Wireless Makes Donation To The Boys & Girls Club Of Greater Nashua

America's #1 Wireless Service Provider Sends 50 Boys & Girls to a Manchester Monarchs Hockey Game

February 17, 2002

J. Abra Degbor
jabra.degbor@verizonwireless.com
781-481-1314

David Thomson
978-808-7700

WOBURN, MA — Verizon Wireless today announced the donation of fifty tickets to the February 22, 2002 Manchester Monarchs hockey game to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. The tickets will be distributed to the children, parents, and staff of the club so they can enjoy an evening of hockey at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua offers programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun.

"We are thrilled that Verizon Wireless has generously donated tickets to the see the Manchester Monarchs play at the Verizon Wireless Arena, said Denise King, Director of Resource Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. "Many of the children enrolled in our programs do not have the chance to attend events and it is great when companies, such as Verizon Wireless, are able to provide such fun and exciting opportunities.

"We are pleased to be able to donate the tickets to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, said Bob Stott, president of the New England Region for Verizon Wireless. "The Boys & Girls Clubs play an important role in the lives of many children and we hope they enjoy their evening at the Verizon Wireless Arena."

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