News Release

Verizon Wireless Renews Sponsorship Deal With The Denver Broncos

Colorado Fans Get Support, Info and Fun as Verizon Wireless Builds Team Support

August 17, 2005

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
303-694-8990

DENVER, CO — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, is an official Proud Partner of the Denver Broncos. For the fifth consecutive year, Verizon Wireless is partnering with the Denver Broncos; Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a total of 13 professional football teams throughout the nation as the company strengthens community ties, works with star players and football fans to prevent domestic violence and provide fans with inside-looks from coaches and players.

Since 2001, Verizon Wireless has partnered with the Denver Broncos to create new ways for fans in Denver and along the Front Range to interact with their team through in-store appearances, local TXT Messaging sweepstakes, and HopeLine® phone donation drives to support victims of domestic violence. Verizon Wireless also sponsors Coach's Corner where customers can sign—up to receive an Info Alert providing them with exclusive team news directly from the team's coach and front offices.

In the 2004-2005 professional football season alone, Verizon Wireless and the Denver Broncos have collaborated in the following events:

  • HopeLine phone Collection Drives
  • In-store celebrity appearances by Broncos players, Broncos Cheerleaders and "Miles the Mascot"
  • Customer contests for game day tickets and a press conference appearance
  • Coach's Corner Info Alerts

Now, as football fans prepare for the kickoff of the season, Verizon Wireless encourages them to take the game-time excitement beyond the field by participating in Denver Broncos/Verizon Wireless events around the Denver metro area. By making it possible for customers to connect with Denver Broncos players outside of INVESCO Field at Mile High, Verizon Wireless is ensuring that their football fun never has to end.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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 HopeLine®
Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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