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Columbus Blue Jackets, Verizon Wireless Announce Extension of Corporate Partnership

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that Verizon Wireless is the latest corporate partner to renew its agreement with the National Hockey League club for another year. Verizon Wireless has been part of the Blue Jackets family of corporate partners since the 2000-01 inaugural season.

The centerpiece of Verizon Wireless' partnership is a mobile marketing program that encourages fans to sign up for text alerts that offer Blue Jackets news, trivia, contests and special offers. As an extension of the mobile marketing element, fans may also participate in a "text to screen" video scoreboard promotion during select home games. Verizon Wireless' in-arena exposure also includes a pair of dasher boards, a game-day premium giveaway as well as print and website inventory.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: 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

Season tickets for the 2009-10 season are on sale now with prices starting at $18 per game. In addition, 10- and 20-game packages for 2009-10 are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

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