Lobos Fans: Go "Green" And Help Curb Domestic Violence!

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Verizon Wireless invites Lobos fans to go 'green' and help curb domestic violence in the community at the same time.

The first 50 people to recycle a no-longer-used wireless phone through HopeLine from Verizon at any of the participating Verizon Wireless stores in metro Albuquerque from Jan. 7-9 will receive a pair of tickets to the University of New Mexico Men's Basketball game versus Colorado State on January 12, 2011. Official rules available in participating stores or at www.verizoninsider.com/hopeline.

About HopeLine HopeLine from Verizon puts the nation's most reliable wireless network to work in the community by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider.

Proceeds from the HopeLine program are used to provide wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to local shelters and nonprofit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy. Phones that cannot be refurbished are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero-landfill policy.

"Lobos fans who received a new phone this holiday season — or anyone who wants to do something good for domestic violence victims and the environment — can make a difference," said Brian Danfield, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "Every phone counts."

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 www.verizonwireless.com/hopelinemailinglabel. For more information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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