Verizon Wireless and Dew Action Sports Tour Team Up For Action Packed Event in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, OR — WHAT:Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, partners with BATTLE M.A.X ® to host an interactive booth filled with games, music demos, giveaways, contests, and prizes. The Dew tour draws more than 150 of the world's top action sports athletes competing in freestyle mototcross, skateboarding, and BMX bikes. Popular Motocross rider Nate Adams will sign autographs and meet fans. The concert area will showcase rock bands Crossfade and The Last Vegas while fans can join in the excitement of sending a personal text or picture message to the screen during the show.

WHEN:Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20, 2006 Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and 11:00 a.m. Saturday and SundayNate Adams appearance — Friday, 4-5 p.m.and Saturday 3-4 p.m. at Verizon Wireless boothCrossfade and The Last Vegas — Friday, August 18 - Gates open at 8 p.m — concert area.

WHERE: Portland Rose Quarter in downtown Portland

VISUALS:Verizon Wireless Street team with three H2 Hummers, interactive games, V CAST Music and Picture Messaging demos, competitions for best air guitarist, best dancer, and best BATTLE M.A.X ® gamer.

CONTACT:Georgia TaylorVerizon  

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