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December 05, 2011

Boost Mobile and Houston Hip-Hop Artist Slim Thug Host Holiday Food Drive to Benefit the Houston Food Bank

Donate five or more canned goods and receive a free pair of tickets to the Dec. 16 concert at Warehouse Live

HOUSTON (BUSINESS WIRE), December 05, 2011 - To aid in the fight against hunger this holiday season, Boost Mobile has teamed with Houston hip-hop artist Slim Thug, along with rapper Juvenile, to host a food drive to benefit the Houston Food Bank. From now through Dec. 16, 25 Boost Mobile stores throughout the Houston area will serve as drop off locations for cans of food. Visitors who drop off five or more cans of food will receive a free pair of tickets1 to the Slim Thug and Juvenile concert on Friday, Dec. 16, at Warehouse Live in Houston.

"It is important to give back to the less fortunate because you always have to remember when you were in their shoes and needed help,” said Slim Thug. “May God bless those who bless others.”

This is the third year Boost Mobile has partnered with local Houston hip-hop artists for a holiday food drive. In 2009 and 2010 combined, the effort produced more than 15,000 cans of food for the Food Bank to distribute to Houston families in need. For more information and a complete list of drop-off locations, visit www.warehouselive.com.

“Boost Mobile believes in the positive power of music,” said Maurice Elrod, local marketing manager, Boost Mobile. “Partnering with Slim Thug is a great way to encourage the Houston community to give back this holiday season. As in years past, we are confident we will provide the Houston Food Bank a large contribution of canned goods.”

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands and recently recognized by J.D. Power as Highest Ranked in Customer Service Performance and Purchase Experience Among Non-Contract Wireless Providers, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 278 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo, Research In Motion (RIM) and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to high-end devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.

12,000 tickets will be given out, once tickets are gone, no additional tickets will be printed

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Boost Mobile
Media Contact:
Danielle Babbington, 949-748-3418
danielle.babbington@sprint.com


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