WAYNESBORO, VA – Virginia-based nTelos Wireless has increased its connection to the greater Charlottesville area by dialing up the naming rights for the popular Charlottesville Pavilion, which will now be known as the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
Charlottesville Pavilion today announced nTelos Wireless as the venues’ first official naming rights partner. The five-year sponsorship provides naming rights for the downtown mall location, a popular venue that annually plays host to a variety national touring artists of entertainment and community-related events, including the anticipated, annual series, Fridays After Five.
“This partnership delivers on our vision to support local organizations, and align our brand with quality partnerships that believe in the same core principles of outstanding value, and a commitment to family and community,” says Jim Hyde, CEO of nTelos, “More importantly, as a Virginia-based company and a leading provider of wireless services throughout Virginia, this renaming solidifies our commitment to the greater Charlottesville area.”
Annually, the Pavilion raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support local charitable initiatives in Central Virginia and serves as the host venue for many community events which was a main driver in nTelos Wireless making the decision to support the venue. At each Pavilion event, local non-profits provide volunteers to staff the concessions and generate funds for their groups. Annually over 70 local groups take advantage of this opportunity. The Pavilion also plays host to many charitable fundraisers each year with the largest being the annual Charlottesville Free Clinic Benefit Concert.
In addition to fundraisers, we have hosted a variety of community events including walkathons, book sales, gospel concerts, political rallies, and children’s programming. With the additional resources that flow from the partnership with nTelos, we hope to add to this programming and to truly make the Pavilion a center for community events.
“As a locally-based company, it’s important that we take an active role in supporting efforts that improve our communities for the better, and the pavilion helps to make this happen,” said Conrad Hunter, president of nTelos Wireless. “We are already a big part of the Charlottesville community, and this opportunity will allow us to become better known for our commitment to the community, along with the outstanding wireless value we provide to local residents.”
“We feel very lucky that we were able to find a partner who is based in Central Virginia, and is as committed as we are to improving the quality of life in our area,” said Kirby Hutto, general manager of nTelos Wireless Pavilion. “We look forward to working with nTelos Wireless to bring an even better lineup of entertainment to Charlottesville while also increasing the ways in which we use our facility to give back to the local community.“
Additional information about the nTelos Wireless Pavilion and upcoming events can be found online at:www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NTLS, news, filings) is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including high-speed, nationwide wireless voice and data services, local and long distance telephone, high capacity transport, networking and high-speed Broadband data services and IPTV-based video products. Detailed information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com.