WHAT:  Verizon Wireless is a proud fan and supporter of Texas high school football. The company will present $1,000 to Cooper High     School and Abilene High School during this weekend's high school football games.

WHEN: CHS vs. Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt football game              Friday, Aug. 28, 2009             Kick Off at 7:30 p.m. — check presentation at half time

             AHS vs. Fort Worth Dunbar football game             Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009             Kick Off at 11 a.m. — check presentation at half time

WHERE: Shotwell Stadium                1525 E.S. 11th               Abilene, Texas 79602

WHY: Verizon Wireless is excited to be part of the Abilene community and enjoy its first football season in the Big Country. Earlier this year, the company opened its first retail location in Abilene, bringing West Texas access to the nation's largest broadband network.

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