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C Spire Wireless and Memphis Grizzlies sponsor Fan Friday program to celebrate team’s most successful season and upcoming playoff run

Wireless provider and NBA team will host Fan Friday celebration at C Spire Memphis area retail stores for co-branded t-shirt giveaways and register to win contest for tickets to team’s first home playoff game

Memphis, Tenn. - (April 19, 2013) – C Spire Wireless and the Memphis Grizzlies are sponsoring a special “Fan Friday” program at all C Spire retail stores in the Memphis area on Friday, April 19 to celebrate the Grizzlies’ most successful season in franchise history and generate excitement for the team’s upcoming playoff run.

The special program, which will be held during normal business hours at all eight C Spire Memphis area retail stores, will feature a giveaway of a limited supply of co-branded t-shirts and a register to win contest for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the team’s first home playoff game on Thursday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m.. No purchase is necessary and t-shirts and entries are limited to one per person.

“Grizzlies fans everywhere are excited about the team’s success this year and looking forward to the playoffs,” said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire Wireless. “We want to celebrate with them by giving away a limited supply of Fan Friday t-shirts and offering some lucky fans the opportunity to win free tickets to the team’s first home playoff game.”

C Spire is the official wireless partner of the Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum and has exclusive category rights for marketing promotion and technology development under a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the team. The wireless company partners with the team to create interactive and unique fan engagement programs throughout the season.

“C Spire is a great partner and we appreciate the continuing success of this relationship,” said Chad Bolen, vice president of Corporate Partnerships Sales and Service for the Memphis Grizzlies. “We’re proud to celebrate our partnership and the playoffs with Fan Friday and trust the city of Memphis will make this promotion and our playoff run the most successful in our history.”

Fans who are members of Grizz Nation or follow the team can go to one of the Memphis area C Spire retail locations during normal business hours to get their t-shirt and register for the free tickets. Supplies are limited and will be on a first-come, first serve basis.

For C Spire store locations and hours, go online to www.cspire.com/coverage.index.jsp#/stores. For more information about C Spire products and services, go to www.cspire.com. To purchase tickets to the 2013 NBA playoffs, call the team at 901.888.HOOP or go online at www.grizzlies.com. For more information on the Grizzlies, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).

About C Spire Wireless C Spire Wireless is a diversified wireless communications and technology services company passionately committed to helping customers by personalizing wireless services designed just for them. The company is the first wireless provider in the U.S. to personalize customers’ experience by providing recommendations for apps, music, movies and books that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards for using their phone in new ways – all with seamless ease and at 3G and 4G speeds. For more information about C Spire Wireless and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire, YouTube at www.youtube.com/cspire, Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire, Google+ or Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/cspirewireless.