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Verizon Wireless Charity Golf Tournament Raises More than $50,000 for Teams@Work
Date:10/11/2007

Charity Organization Helps Disabled Individuals Become Productive Members

of Their Communities

ATLANTA, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TEAMS@Work, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing employment and community participation for persons with disabilities, received more than $50,000 from proceeds earned at the second annual Georgia/Alabama Verizon Wireless Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 29 at Hampton Golf Village in Cumming, Georgia. Thirty-six teams of four golfers, over 20 volunteers and 32 sponsors participated in this annual event to raise money for TEAMS@Work. Major event sponsors included Andrew Corporation, General Dynamics, IMCI Technologies, TCI Wireless, Holland & Knight LLP and Towersource, Inc.

"We assist disabled individuals in turning their hopes and dreams of a productive life into a reality," said Carl Butler, founder of TEAMS@Work. "The money raised by Verizon Wireless from this event is a huge leap forward that will help take our services to the next level."

TEAMS@Work is a charitable organization based out of Atlanta, whose mission is to provide productive and meaningful work as well as community integration opportunities to people with disabilities in a supported environment. Currently, TEAMS@Work serves Metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas.

"We are proud to support TEAMS@Work and their efforts," said Lynn Carlson, executive director -- Network for Verizon Wireless. "Verizon Wireless has always been committed to giving back to the local communities where we live and work. We appreciate the work this organization does to improve the lives of our disabled citizens and enable them to contribute in our community."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at http://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 http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About TEAMS@Work

TEAMS@Work is a non-profit service driven organization dedicated to providing productive and meaningful work and community integration opportunities to people with disabilities in a supported environment. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, TEAMS@Work is a 501c3 agency serving Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas by providing advocacy, mentoring and service to people with disabilities. For more information please visit http://www.teamsatwork-ga.org/


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