News Release

Verizon Wireless Hosts Free Youth Soccer Clinic Featuring International Star Marco Etcheverry

Registration This Weekend, June 23rd and 24th

June 18, 2007

Mike Murphy
Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com
781-932-1213Wendy Bulawa
617-851-3426

EVERETT, MA — As part of its continuing commitment to the Greater Boston community, Verizon Wireless will host a free youth soccer clinic at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop St., Medford, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 1st, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Space in the soccer clinic is limited to the first 350 players who sign-up this weekend. Registration will be held Saturday, June 23rd, from 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Gateway Plaza — 25 Mysticview Road in Everett, Massachusetts. Registration will continue Sunday, June 24th, from 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. at All Star Wireless, located at 154 Meridian Street in East Boston. Boys and girls ages 4 to 17 are eligible to register.

All players will receive a free sports jersey, water bottle, backsack and certificate of completion at the soccer clinic. The first 100 participants will also receive a free soccer ball. No purchase is necessary.

International Soccer Star Marco Etcheverry To Lead Soccer Clinic
Renowned international soccer player Marco Etcheverry will be on site to lead the soccer clinic. During his career Etcheverry played in his native Bolivia (Destroyers, Bolivar, Oriente Petrolero), Chile (Colo-Colo), Colombia (América Calí), and Ecuador (Barcelona), compiling 71 caps and 13 goals for the Bolivian national team.

Etcheverry joined D.C. United of Major League Soccer in its inaugural season of 1996, and led the team to three MLS Cups and was named MLS MVP in 1998. In nine years with the team, Etcheverry played 191 league games, scoring 34 goals and registering 101 assists. He retired at the end of the 2003 season.

About Verizon Wireless
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