Lucky Fourth-Grader Taking NFL Star Derrick Johnson To School As Part Of Verizon Wireless' "Show & Tell" Program

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

WHAT:           Derrick Johnson, NFL linebacker, will be visiting Trailridge Elementary in Lee’s Summit through the “Show & Tell” program.

WHERE:         Trailridge Elementary School3651 Southwest Windemere DriveLee’s Summit, MO 64082

WHEN:           Tuesday, December 119:15 – 10:15 a.m.

BACKGROUND:      Jordan Blakemore, ten years old and a fourth-grader at Trailridge Elementary in Lee’s Summit, won the right to bring NFL linebacker Derrick Johnson 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.

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


  • Derrick Johnson interacting with elementary school students
  • The limousine arriving at/departing the school with Johnson and Jordan entering/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

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