Sprint Delivers VIP NASCAR Experience to More Than 20 Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada Kids and Family Members in Las Vegas
One special NASCAR fan from Washington will receive his big wish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Plus, NASCAR fans in Las Vegas can meet Miss Sprint Cup on March 4 at a Sprint retail store
LAS VEGAS (BUSINESS WIRE), March 03, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE: S) is pleased to partner with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada in Las Vegas to provide a VIP NASCAR experience to more than 20 children with life-threatening medical conditions. The group will receive full access to the Sprint suite for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and the Boyd Gaming 300 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 noon, Saturday, March 5, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Additionally, one Wish Kid is traveling from Washington to attend his first NASCAR sanctioned race and fulfill a dream.
“We hope that all of these children and their family members will enjoy a wonderful VIP experience at the NASCAR races in Las Vegas,” said Greg Post, president-Mountain Southwest Region, Sprint. “Sprint is proud and honored to offer Make-a-Wish this opportunity and to fulfill many children’s dreams.”
Each child attending this weekend’s event has already received their one true wish, but in honor of their support and inspiration, they are invited to enjoy an afternoon of VIP treatment inside the Sprint suite at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. These Wish Kids represent the 1,700 children who have received their one true wish in Southern Nevada, all because of the support from the community.
Also, Sprint is offering local fans the opportunity to meet Miss Sprint Cup and see the Sprint Cup trophy from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sprint retail store at 1040 E. Flamingo Road C-D. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., NASCAR fans can enter to win tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, and one grand-prize winner will have a chance to win a Pace-Car ride1.
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 at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted more than 1,600 wishes since its inception in 1996. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.snv.wish.org to learn more.
1No purchase necessary. Ends 3/6/16. Open to legal residents of Nevada, 18+. Void where prohibited. See Sprint store for rules. Must be present to win.
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689