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Verizon Wireless Sends Fans To Houston To See Los Tigres Del Norte

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The summer is kicking off in style for the winners of Verizon Wireless’ “Celebrate the First Goal with Los Tigres” sweepstakes. These passionate fans will be treated to a weekend in Houston where they will watch Mexico take on South Africa in the first match of soccer’s biggest tournament. The celebration will culminate in a special live performance by the famed Norteño performers Los Tigres del Norte. In addition to winning premium tickets to this exclusive event, each of the winners will receive roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, $500 spending money, and a meet and greet with Los Tigres del Norte following the performance.

The following Verizon Wireless winners will attend the exclusive event on June 11 in Houston:

  • Carla Pullum from Palmdale, Calif.
  • Tomasa Dueñas from Sacramento, Calif.
  • Cesar Moreno from San Jose, Calif.
  • Elmer Ruiz from Washington, D.C.
  • Erika Sternberg from Aventura, Fla.
  • William McKinnon from Newburgh, Ind.
  • Lucia Paz de Jimenez from Cambridge, Mass.
  • Denise Smith from Jersey Shore, Pa.

V CAST Video on Demand from Verizon Wireless is bringing customers live streams of Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches from South Africa. Verizon Wireless customers can also get more World Cup information, including wallpapers, ringtones, game alerts, commentary and more, by texting “Copa” to 8910.

About the SweepstakesVerizon Wireless customers who texted “Tigres” to 8903 between Feb. 11 and May 11, 2010, were automatically entered into Verizon Wireless’ “Celebrate the First Goal with Los Tigres” sweepstakes. Verizon Wireless also provided a free online entry.

For more information on Verizon Wireless’ support of the World Cup, go to For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit 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