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Sacramento Kings and Verizon Wireless Team Up to Call a Timeout on Domestic Violence
Feb 24, 2010 (02:02 PM EST)


Fans can get involved by recycling old wireless phones at the February 26 home game

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sacramento Kings and Verizon Wireless invite fans to go 'green' and help curb domestic violence in the community.

Fans attending the Kings home game against the Utah Jazz on Friday, February 26, can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® phone recycling program.  Drop boxes will be located near the box office and on the concourse.

"Our partnership with Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine program allows Kings fans multiple ways to make a positive impact in our community," said Jaime Morse Mills, Director of Public Relations for the Sacramento Kings.  

"Kings fans – or anyone who wants to do something good for domestic violence survivors and the environment – can make a difference in their communities," said Kevin Zavaglia, Verizon Wireless region president.  "Every phone counts."

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

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with  83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (Nasdaq and LSE: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless