Verizon Makes a Slam Dunk With Washington Area Nonprofits

In these tough economic times, five District of Columbia nonprofits are making it possible for area residents on limited incomes to attend a Washington Wizards basketball game - courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon donated the tickets for the Wizards game today against the Indiana Pacers.  The tickets were shared with Step Afrika; Washington, DC Economic Partnership; Anacostia Coordinating Council; Latino Economic Development; and the Carlos Rosario School.

"Verizon is proud to partner with key nonprofit organizations here in the District to be a positive force for change in our communities," said Karen I. Campbell, Verizon's vice president of government affairs - Mid-Atlantic region.  "We've been an active corporate citizen in Washington for more than a century, and we will continue to harness the innovative power of Verizon's networks, technology and people to enhance the communities where we work and live."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 108 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 194,000.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.