Colorado Springs, Colo. June 12, 2008 -- How is Michele Bluitt connected to Team USA? With a flight halfway around the world to enjoy a front-row, first-class experience to cheer on Team USA at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing this August thanks to U.S. Olympic Team Sponsor AT&T.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that Bluitt is one of eight people nationwide who will win a trip for two to the 2008 Olympic Games as part of AT&T's "How Are You Connected" to Team USA sweepstakes. Eight grand-prize winners, including Bluitt, and their guests will receive complimentary airfare, world-class accommodations, tickets to marquee Olympic events and a chance to meet AT&T-sponsored Team USA athletes. In addition, the eight grand-prize winners will be outfitted with BlackJack II wireless devices and AT&T international wireless service to stay connected to friends and family back at home while they're enjoying the Olympic Games in Beijing. The program is designed to connect Americans with U.S. Olympic hopefuls before and at the games in China.
Consumers could register for the chance to win through www.att.com, and wireless customers of AT&T also entered by sending the text message TeamUSA to 2008 from their wireless device. Participants could also earn one bonus entry at www.att.com by submitting an essay, by uploading a photo or video with a short description about how they are connected to AT&T-sponsored Team USA hopefuls or by completing a questionnaire to determine how they are connected to the U.S. Olympic Team.
"We're connecting Americans to Team USA in tons of fun and exciting ways," said Joey Schultz, vice president, AT&T Consumer Marketing. "Part of the thrill of the Olympic Games is following and cheering on American athletes as they compete at one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, and we're giving consumers many opportunities to connect to their favorite U.S. athletes through the How Are You Connected sweepstakes and our Tips and Training program on the AT&T blue room."
Other prizes awarded include Nintendo Wii game consoles with "Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games" video game, Team USA-branded athletic gear and autographed photos of AT&T-sponsored U.S. Olympic Team hopefuls.
AT&T is an official sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team and provides significant financial support, products and services to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The How Are You Connected sweepstakes is an important part of AT&T's mission to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else. For more details and the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, visit www.howareyouconnected.com.
Additional information about AT&T's sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team is available at www.att.com/teamusa2008. For more information on AT&T's products and services, visit http://www.att.com.