San Jose Earthquakes Forward/Midfielder Arturo Alvarez Teams Up With Verizon Wireless In San Francisco, California, To Celebrate 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament

WHO/WHAT: Meet San Jose Earthquakes forward/midfielder Arturo Alvarez at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 2654 Mission Street in San Francisco!

¡GOLAZO! Fans attending the event can also show off their soccer skills and compete in one-on-one virtual matches with a unique 3D Hologram soccer game in-store.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 3:00 to 3:15 p.m.: Media interviews (confirmed in advance) 3:15 to 5:00 p.m.: Arturo to greet fans

WHERE: Verizon Wireless Communications Store 2654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110415-695-8400

WHY: Soccer fans will have the opportunity to learn how to stream live Univision Interactive Media’s Spanish language broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches from South Africa, exclusively on V CAST from Verizon Wireless. FIFA World Cup wallpapers, ringtones, game alerts, commentary and much more are also available through Verizon Wireless. For more information, please visit

Verizon Wireless has teamed up with the San Jose Earthquakes to help curb domestic violence in our communities. Fans attending the event are encouraged to recycle no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. Drop boxes are located inside every Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon 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

About HopeLine Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless service provider at its Communications Stores nationwide and puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in local 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