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Golden State Warriors And Verizon Wireless Team Up To Call A Timeout On Domestic Violence In California

Fans can get involved by recycling old wireless phones at the March 13 home game

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March 9, 2009

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

WALNUT CREEK, CA — The Golden State Warriors and Verizon Wireless invite fans to go ‘green’ and help curb domestic violence.

Fans attending the Warriors’ home game against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 13 can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLineÒ phone recycling program. Drop boxes will be located outside near the box office and on the concourse at Oracle Arena.

Fans donating phones will receive a two-for-one ticket voucher for a future Warriors game and will be entered for a chance to meet swingman Kalenna Azubuike after the game, courtesy of the Golden State Warriors. At last year’s special collection, Golden State Warriors fans donated more than 300 used wireless phones and accessories for recycling.

“Our partnership with Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine program gives Warriors fans the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community,” said Robert Rowell, Golden State Warriors president. “By donating an old cell phone to HopeLine, our fans can feel good about recycling and helping those in need.”

“Thanks to this support for HopeLine from Warriors fans and the greater community, we awarded more than $546,000 in grants and donated 2,330 phones with seven million free minutes to California domestic violence agencies last year,” said Rich Garwood, regional president for Verizon Wireless.

“Together, we are making a difference in raising awareness of domestic violence and we’re helping the environment by keeping old wireless phones out of landfills.”

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless service provider at our Communications Stores nationwide and puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in our communities by turning these unused wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.

Equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country or through the mail by downloading a postage-paid label at www.verizonwireless.com/hopelinemailinglabel. For more information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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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