Verizon Wireless And UNLV Athletics Team Up To Call A Timeout On Domestic Violence In Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV — Verizon Wireless and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Athletics invite fans to go "green" and help curb domestic violence in our community.

Fans attending the Rebels' men's basketball home game against Utah on Saturday, Jan. 24 can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® phone recycling and reuse program. Drop boxes will be located at the main entrance at the Thomas & Mack Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every fan who donates a used phone will receive a two-for-one ticket voucher courtesy of UNLV Athletics redeemable for the home game on Feb. 10 versus Texas Christian University (while supplies last).

In support of the collection, UNLV Athletics has been airing a public service announcement (PSA) on domestic violence awareness featuring Rebels head men's basketball coach Lon Kruger.

"Anything a community can do to work against domestic violence is worthwhile," said Kruger. "We encourage our fans to participate in this effort."

"We are proud to team up with Coach Kruger and the Rebels to help us raise awareness of this epidemic," said Tony Heyman, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "Together, we can help curb domestic violence and do a good thing for the environment."

About HopeLineVerizon Wireless' HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless service provider at our Communications Stores nationwide and puts the nation's most reliable wireless network to work in our communities by turning these unused wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence. For more information on HopeLine or how to donate a no-longer-used wireless phone, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

* Editor's Note: Broadcast-quality versions of the PSA are available upon request by contacting Jenny Weaver at 480-763-6321.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 83.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: 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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