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Press Release -- March 17th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint to Deliver VIP NASCAR Experience to More Than 50 Children and Family Members from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Plus, NASCAR fans in Southern California can meet Miss Sprint Cup on March 18 at a Sprint retail store and enter to win a Pace Car ride

LOS ANGELES (BUSINESS WIRE), March 17, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) is pleased to join with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to provide a VIP NASCAR experience to 52 children and family members. The group will receive full access to the Sprint suite for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. They will have a chance to meet Miss Sprint Cup, see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship trophy, and visit with a NASCAR celebrity. The celebration gets underway at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.

The children from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are all being treated for serious illnesses and are patients in the hospital’s Pediatric Dialysis Center, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorder Clinic, Pediatric Gastroenterology Program, or its General Pediatrics department. The patients vary in age – from 5 years old to teenagers – and all of them are excited to attend a NASCAR-sanctioned race.

“We are grateful to provide the children and families of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with an unforgettable NASCAR VIP experience,” said Kevin Kunkel, president-West Area, Sprint. “This is an opportunity for Sprint to contribute to our community by helping these wonderful kids take time from their treatment to enjoy a day of fun and excitement at the Auto Club Speedway.”

Sprint is also offering local Southern California fans the opportunity to meet Miss Sprint Cup and see the NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sprint store at 8022 Limonite Ave Ste 106, Riverside. NASCAR fans can enter to win tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, and one grand-prize winner will have a chance to win a Pace-Car ride1(contest runs at the Sprint store from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.4 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint or and

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Honored as the premier children’s hospital in California and among the top 10 in the nation, we treat 111,000 young patients annually from Los Angeles and around the world. As a pediatric charity of choice, the hospital relies on the generosity of the community to support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn, or visit the CHLA blog.

1No purchase necessary. Ends 3/18/16. Open to legal residents of California, 18+. Void where prohibited. See Sprint store for rules. Must be present to win.


John Votava, 949-242-9017

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