Lucky Third Grader Taking NFL Star James Laurinaitis To School As Part Of Verizon Wireless' "Show & Tell" Program In Missouri

WHO:                                     Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.

WHAT:James Laurinaitis, NFL linebacker, will be visiting Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville through the “Show & Tell” program                                               

WHERE:                              Wohlwend Elementary 5966 Telegraph Road St. Louis, MO 63129

WHEN:                                  Tuesday, December 119:45 – 10:45 a.m.

BACKGROUND:                 Scott Bellovich, nine years old and a third-grader at Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville, won the right to bring NFL linebacker James Laurinaitis to school as part of Verizon Wireless’ “Show & Tell” program. Parents could enter their child (between kindergarten and eighth grade) into the contest through an online entry form.

James Laurinaitis will arrive at Scott’s home in a limousine to pick him up for their trip to school. Laurinaitis will then speak to students, answer questions, sign autographs and take photos with his classmates.

VISUALS:                             - James Laurinaitis interacting with elementary school students- The limousine arriving at/departing the school with Laurinaitis and Scott enterting/exiting

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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