News Release

GOAL! 500 Valley Youth To Score Pointers From Soccer Star "El Matador" in Glendale, Arizona

Luis Hernandez To Lead Verizon Wireless Soccer Clinic

May 19, 2006

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

GLENDALE, AZ —

What:
A free youth soccer clinic featuring Mexican soccer striker, "El Matador" Luis Hernandez

Who:
500 youth ages 5-17 will "kick it" with Hernandez, one of the top all time goal scorers for the Mexican National Team

When:
Saturday, May 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where:
Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Ave, Glendale, Ariz.

Visuals

  • "El Matador" leading demonstrations and a "chalk talk" for 500 local youth on the fundamentals of soccer
  • Kids participating in various skills stations including passing, dribbling and shooting
  • An autograph and photo session with Hernandez

Why:
The Verizon Wireless' youth soccer clinic is part of the company's on-going commitment to add to the excitement of soccer. Verizon Wireless recently announced an agreement with UnivisiĆ³n to provide exclusive Spanish-language highlights from FIFA World Cup 2002 and 2006 to Verizon Wireless' V CAST customers.

On-Site Media Contact:
Jenny Weaver
Verizon Wireless
480-763-6321
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 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.

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