May 18, 2016

Charlotte Charities Receive NASCAR All-Star Ticket Donations

Sprint gives to Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Sandbox

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 18, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE: S) is providing 100 tickets worth $5,000 to the upcoming NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ on Saturday, May 21 to three Charlotte-area charitable organizations. Volunteers and families served by Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (North Carolina Chapter) and The Sandbox will enjoy an evening of fun and excitement at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Sprint is passionate about giving back to the communities we serve,” said Michael Miess, Sprint president for North Carolina and South Carolina. “Every day these organizations provide a vital service to the Charlotte community. It’s our hope that through this contribution the families and volunteers they work with have a chance to enjoy the excitement of a NASCAR All-Star Race.”

"When families face a life-altering diagnosis, one of the most important things we can do is provide opportunities for them to get their minds off the rigors of treatment," said Mara Campolungo, executive director of The Sandbox. "Excursions like the NASCAR All-Star Race give children a day to simply focus on being a kid again and spending time with their families. We are so grateful for the generosity from Sprint to allow them this opportunity."

“At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, our amazing volunteers, patients, survivors and their families work hard throughout the year to raise funds for lifesaving research and support services for those touched by blood cancer,” said Alyson Willis, Light The Night Senior Campaign Manager. “These volunteers are the heart of our organization and the true All-Stars in our book. We are grateful for Sprint’s generous donation which allows us to celebrate those individuals who are relentless for a cure.”

“The donated tickets mean so much to us at CBHBB,” said Lisa Schauseil, President at Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue. “A portion of the tickets will be used for a silent auction fundraiser to help pay for much need treatment for one of our heartworm positive dogs. The remaining tickets will be given to volunteers as a show of appreciation for their tireless efforts to help so many dogs in need.”

The volunteers and their family members will also have the opportunity to stop by the Sprint Fan Display at the race where they can:

  • See the latest devices and accessories for sale
  • Enter to win great prizes
  • Participate in autograph sessions with drivers (designated times)
  • Have their faces painted
  • Play games

About The Sandbox

The Sandbox locks arms with the Charlotte community and walks with families who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer or a life-altering illness. Through a wide range of offerings and services, The Sandbox meets day-to-day needs and offers support both emotionally and financially to families during the most tumultuous times of their lives. In addition to financial assistance and support throughout the year, some of its programs include: HopeFULL Holidays, providing food and gifts during the holiday seasons; LoveBaskets, filled with non-perishable food items, household supplies, and personal items and delivered directly to local families; and special events in the community such as An Evening of Believing Prom for Honorees and their families. For more information, visit GotSandbox.org.

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org.

About Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue

Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of large breed dogs. Founded in July 2015, to date CBHBB has rescued over 100 dogs including American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Great Danes, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds as well as other various mix breeds. Rescued dogs reside in foster homes where they are loved and cared for until they can find their forever home.

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 58.8 million connections as of March 31, 2016 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 at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.


Roni Singleton, 404-649-8354

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