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Press Release -- March 11th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

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

Plus, NASCAR fans in Phoenix can meet Miss Sprint Cup on March 11 at a Sprint retail store and enter to win Pace Car ride

PHOENIX (BUSINESS WIRE), March 10, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) is pleased to partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to provide a VIP NASCAR experience to 58 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. Saturday, March 12, at the Phoenix International Raceway.

The children from Phoenix Children’s Hospital 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 honored to partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and to offer this unforgettable NASCAR experience to fulfill many children’s dreams to attend a race,” said Cody Welker, general manager-Arizona, Sprint. “We’re sure that everyone will have a great time at the Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.”

Sprint is also offering local Phoenix fans the opportunity to meet Miss Sprint Cup and see the Sprint Cup trophy from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sprint MetroCenter store at 10215 N. 28th Drive. NASCAR fans can enter to win tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, and one grand-prize winner will have a chance to win a Pace-Car ride1 (contest runs at the MetroCenter 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 Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona’s only hospital honored by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the hospital, visit

1No purchase necessary. Ends 3/11/16. Open to legal residents of Arizona, 18+. Void where prohibited. See Sprint store for rules. Must be present to win.


John Votava, 949-337-9236

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