T-Mobile Celebrates the myFaves Shot of a Lifetime Sweepstakes With a Star-Studded Charity Event
Dwyane Wade, Eliza Dushku, Jermaine Dupri, Donald Faison, Bill Simmons and Zac Levi Join T-Mobile at NBA All-Star 2009 for a Celebrity Shoot-Out to Benefit Charity
PHOENIX, Arizona (February 14, 2009) /PRNewswire/ — T-Mobile USA, Inc. launched the T-Mobile myFaves® Shot of a Lifetime with an exclusive celebrity shoot-out in Phoenix to benefit charity. Eliza Dushku, Jermaine Dupri, Donald Faison, Bill Simmons and Zac Levi joined Dwyane Wade in the challenge to benefit the charity of their choice.
T-Mobile created the charity shoot-out to officially launch the Shot of a Lifetime national sweepstakes, which gives one lucky winner and their fave five the opportunity to play HORSE against Dwyane Wade during the Eastern Conference Finals for a chance at $50,000. More information on the sweepstakes can be found at www.t-mobile.com/nba or text "MYSHOT" to 72579 to enter.
Stars including Yao Ming and Gabrielle Union joined T-Mobile to witness Dwyane Wade, Eliza Dushku, Jermaine Dupri, Donald Faison, Bill Simmons and Zac Levi square off against each other on a custom myFaves half-court. Emcee Sal Masekela was on the mic, getting the crowd to cheer in support of each participant, who each stepped onto the court for three shots at the basket to win up to $50,000 for the charity of their choice. The charity challenge concluded with an astonishing $170,000 donated to Camp Hale New England, Global Exchange Uganda Trauma Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, Global Green, The Jimmy Fund and Operation Smile.
Following the celebrity shoot-out, GRAMMY®- nominated artist Katy Perry took to the stage to the delight of the crowd, getting the star-studded audience on its feet as Sarah Chalke and Chris Tucker danced and sang along to "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot N Cold." As soon as Perry finished her set, Jermaine Dupri kept the party going by spinning the latest hits well into the night, making it hard for guests like Terrell Owens and Rick Fox to tear themselves away from the dance floor.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. operation of Deutsche Telekom AG's Mobile Communications Business, and a wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile International, one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. By the end of 2008, 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group—32.8 million by T-Mobile USA—all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most widely used digital wireless standard. T-Mobile's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.