June 26, 2009

Sprint is looking for outstanding New York City adult and teenage community supporters; earn up to $5,000 for your favorite charity

Sprint Community Champions Program recognizes hard work of one adult and one youth with grants to non-profit organizations

Deadline extended to Friday, July 31

New York – Thursday, June 25, 2009 – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that the Sprint Community Champions Program will continue accepting applications through Friday, July 31. This program recognizes hard-working and dedicated individuals who make a difference in the New York City community through volunteering and philanthropic work.

The Sprint Community Champions Program will select one adult and one high-school student who have made positive impacts on the people and organizations in the New York City community. The adult – called a Local Champion – will have a $5,000 grant donated in his or her name to a qualified non-profit organization of his or her choice. The high-school student – called a Youth Champion – will have a $2,500 grant donated in his or her name to a qualified non-profit organization of his or her choice. Eligible individuals for both the Local Champion and the Youth Champion must reside in the New York City area (Bronx, Kings, Nassau , New York , Queens, Putnam, Richmond , Rockland , Suffolk and Westchester Counties in New York and Bergen , Essex, Hudson , Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic , Somerset , Sussex and Union Counties in New Jersey ).

Nominations for the Sprint Community Champion Program may be submitted at www.sprint.com/localgiving through 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, July 31, 2009. The two selected individuals will be notified in September, and grants in these individuals' names will be awarded to qualifying organizations of their choice by the end of the year.

For additional information about the Sprint Community Champions Program, please visit www.sprint.com/localgiving .

About Sprint

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 49 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com .

About the Sprint Foundation

Since its establishment in 1989, the Sprint Foundation has provided nearly $100 million to community organizations across the country with a special emphasis on those supporting K-12 education, positive youth development, arts and culture outreach, school safety and Internet safety. Through direct grants and a robust matching-gifts program for employees and retirees, the Sprint Foundation creatively and thoughtfully delivers Sprint's commitment to championing the communities where Sprint customers and employees live.

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