BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Five lucky Jonas Brothers fans and their friends and family members had a lot more to cheer about this weekend. That's because they submitted the winning videos in a Green Screen Community video contest during the Jonas Brothers' recent world tour. The winners were hosted this past weekend by Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones, compliments of Connecticut's Mohegan Sun, for a fun-filled weekend, which included a Saturday night concert at Mohegan Sun Arena. The following day the lucky winners played kickball with Kevin, Nick and Joe at the Kick for Change event held at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn., home of the Connecticut Defenders baseball team.
The Kick for Change event provided tickets to the game to members of the community who have made it a priority to give back. The event highlighted the Jonas Brothers' Change for the Children Foundation and its mission to support programs that motivate and inspire children to face adversity with confidence, determination and a will to succeed. The Jonas Brothers' team, the Kickballers, featured the Jonas Brothers, as well as heroes from the Connecticut chapters of the Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the United Way. Other local organizations that took part in the Kick for Change included the Boys and Girls Club, the Norwich School District, the Norwich Police Department and several local domestic violence organizations, among others. All equipment and officials for the game were provided by the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA).
Fans in attendance at Kick for Change had the opportunity to donate their old phones to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program during the event. Proceeds from HopeLine are used to provide wireless phones to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to non-profit advocacy organizations that promote domestic violence prevention and awareness.
Green Screen Community Contest
The contest winners created their videos live at Jonas Brothers concert venues, on their Verizon Wireless mobile phones or from their computers. Each week during the contest, V CAST Live members voted on the videos, and the video garnering the highest number of votes was declared the winner each week. The Jonas Brothers then selected Brittany Ilardi as the Grand Prize winner, and she and nine friends and family members played the first kickball game against the band. The other weekly winners, Holli Richardson, Samantha Thompson, Krista Payloff and Ruby Lindberg, each brought one guest who combined to form the second team that played the second kickball game.
For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For more information on the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Broadcast-quality B-Roll from Verizon Wireless is available online. Log on to Verizon Wireless' Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia to preview and request video segments, which can be received in newsrooms digitally or by tape.)
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Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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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