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Verizon Wireless Hosts 'Family Fun Day' And Golden Ticket Events To Celebrate Grand Opening In Overland Park, Kansas

New Hawthorne Plaza Location to Have Guest Appearances, Giveaways and Exclusive Customer Offer

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November 6, 2012

Brenda Hill
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Amanda Clark
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To celebrate the Nov. 7, 2012 grand opening of Verizon Wireless’ new store in the Hawthorne Plaza of Overland Park, Kan. (relocated from 7801 119th St.), the company is hosting a series of free events that weekend where guests will have the chance to win Missouri Mavericks hockey tickets or a Motorola DROID RAZR M smartphone. The festivities will feature local celebrity guest appearances by Mac from the Missouri Mavericks, Kansas City baseball legend Willie Wilson and Sizzle from the T-Bones, as well as hot dogs from the local eatery, New York Dawg Pound.

Customers of the Hawthorne Plaza store will also have access to an exclusive offer, effective Nov. 9 – Nov. 18, 2012, to receive $50 dollars off of any Android device priced $100 dollars or more, after mail-in rebate debit card (new two-year activation agreement required).

WHERE:        
Verizon Wireless Communications Store, Hawthorne Plaza, Overland Park, KS
4731 West 119th Street

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9:  

WHAT:
Two Missouri Mavericks “Best Seats in the House” tickets giveaway for the Dec. 8, 2012 game, with Sports Radio 810 AM

Customers of the Hawthorne Plaza store will also have access to an exclusive offer, effective Nov. 9 – Nov. 18, 2012, to receive $50 dollars off of any Android device priced $100 dollars or more, after mail-in rebate debit card (new two-year activation agreement required).

WHEN:
2-6 p.m.  

DETAILS:
Fifty chocolate bars, one with a “Golden Ticket” inside, will be handed out to guests starting at 2 p.m. To receive a chocolate bar for a chance to win, guests will be asked to demo one of Verizon’s newest tablets. Once handed out, guests can check their chocolate bar to see if they are a winner.  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10:  

WHAT:
Family Fun Day

WHEN:   
10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

DETAILS:      

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Meet and Greet with The Missouri Maverick’s mascot, Mac

12-2 p.m.: Meet and Greet with Kansas City baseball legend, Willie Wilson

12-2 p.m.: New York Dawg Pound providing mini-hotdogs while supplies last. Limit one per person.

1-3 p.m.: Meet and Greet with T-Bones mascot, Sizzle

1-3 p.m.: Motorola DROID RAZR M Smartphone giveaway with 101.1 “The Fox”

Fifty chocolate bars, one with a “Golden Ticket” inside, will be handed out to guests starting at 1 p.m. To receive a chocolate bar for a chance to win, guests will be asked to demo one of Verizon’s newest tablets. Once handed out, guests can check their chocolate bar to see if they are a winner.  

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11:  

WHAT:     
Motorola DROID RAZR M smartphone giveaway with 95.7 “The Vibe”

WHEN:      
1-3 p.m. 

DETAILS:    
Fifty chocolate bars, one with a “Golden Ticket” inside, will be handed out to guests starting at 1 p.m. To receive a chocolate bar for a chance to win, guests will be asked to demo one of Verizon’s newest tablets. Once handed out, guests can check their chocolate bar to see if they are a winner.  

VISUAL OPPORTUNITIES:  

  • Local residents at the Overland Park Verizon Wireless Communications Store hoping to find a “Golden Ticket” and win a prize
  • Interviews with a store managers and winners
  • Photos of guests posing with local celebrities and mascots 

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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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