Verizon Wireless And The University Of Texas-El Paso Miners Team Up To Call A Timeout On Domestic Violence

EL PASO, TX — The University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) Athletics Department and Verizon Wireless invite fans to go 'green' and help curb domestic violence in our community.

Fans attending the Miners' home game on Saturday, Oct. 3 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 information booths inside the Sun Bowl stadium. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

"We applaud Miners fans for helping make a difference by raising awareness of domestic violence and doing a good thing for the environment by keeping old wireless phones out of landfills," said Tony Heyman, regional president for Verizon Wireless. This is the fourth year Verizon Wireless and the UTEP Athletics Department have teamed up for a special game-day collection to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

About HopeLine Verizon 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.

Equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country or through the mail by downloading a postage-paid label at For more information, please visit  

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