Baseball Player Pablo Sandoval Teams Up With Verizon Wireless To Support The HopeLine Program Against Domestic Violence In California

WHO/WHAT:Bay Area baseball fans are invited to meet “The Panda,” Pablo Sandoval third baseman for a Major League Baseball team, at the Verizon Wireless store located at 2654 Mission Street in San Francisco.

Sandoval will be making a special appearance in support of Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine® program which helps victims of domestic violence.

WHEN:Monday, September 13, 20104:45 to 5:00 p.m. – media interviews – arranged in advance5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Sandoval to greet fans

WHERE:Verizon Wireless Communications Store2654 Mission Street (between 22nd St. and 23rd St.)San Francisco, CA 94110(415) 695-8400

MORE:Verizon Wireless has teamed up with Pablo Sandoval to help curb domestic violence in our communities. Fans attending the event are encouraged to bring no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories to donate to the HopeLine program. Fans attending the event can enter for a chance to win an autographed and framed Pablo Sandoval jersey. For more information about HopeLine, please visit

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