Verizon Wireless, WKTI Host Contest For *NSYNC Concert VIP Packages

MILWAUKEE, WI — Verizon Wireless and 94.5FM WKTI are hosting what may be the World's Largest Musical Chairs competition at Miller Park on June 26 for the chance to win VIP packages to the *NSYNC 2001 POPODYSSEY concert that evening.

The game, "Musical Dads," originated when Verizon Wireless, a sponsor of the *NSYNC Summer Concert Tour, gave WKTI 40 pairs of *NSYNC tickets to distribute to station listeners. WKTI gave the tickets to 40 dads who called into the station. The winning dads now have the chance to vie for the special concert packages by playing "Musical Dads."

"Musical Dads" will be played similar to the children's game musical chairs. *NSYNC songs will be played, while the contestants walk around chairs with the number of chairs one less than the number of participants. When the music stops, the dads will try to sit in the first chair available. The dad who doesn't find a chair is out of the game and so on.

Two VIP packages will be awarded to the first and second place winners. The packages include an afternoon Sound Check Party with the band, where the VIP audience may ask questions of *NSYNC and will receive autographed pictures of the band. After the Sound Check Party, the winners of "Musical Dads" will be treated to refreshments in a special hospitality area and then to the day's main event, the concert.

The Musical Dads contest kicks off at 7 a.m. on June 26 at Miller Park, where the concert will take place later that evening. Contest participants must register between 6 and 6:30 a.m. to pick up their concert tickets and for their chance to compete for the VIP passes.

WKTI morning personalities, Bob Reitman and Gene Mueller, will be broadcasting live from the stadium from 5:00-10:00 a.m.

Besides WKTI, Verizon Wireless has donated *NSYNC VIP passes and concert tickets to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the Ronald McDonald House, Children's Service Society, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee.

"Verizon Wireless is dedicated to serving our community. We understand that this is a big concert for the Milwaukee area and want to give kids the opportunity to see *NSYNC live and create memories that will last a lifetime," said Greg Klimek, president of the Wisconsin/Illinois Region for Verizon Wireless.

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