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Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC), a NFL) sanctioned event, announced today a new two-year sponsorship with Verizon Wireless. The sponsorship includes prominent branding activities for the company throughout the NFL season. Additionally, “The Best Church Choir in America” â€“ Verizon How Sweet the Sound’s winning choir â€“ will perform live at the 2011 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.(
“We are absolutely delighted to have a truly impressive brand like Verizon Wireless as part of our team. Verizon Wireless is a highly respected brand and we are proud to have them on board to help make this the biggest and best Super Bowl Gospel Celebration ever,” said Melanie Few-Harrison, founder and executive producer of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and president of Results Marketing & Media Inc.
“Verizon Wireless is pleased to team up with the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and make Verizon How Sweet the Sound’s winning choir a part of this special event,” said Richard Williams, executive director, Multicultural Marketing,. “Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound has become an integral part of the gospel community and it was a natural progression for these two community-oriented programs to join forces.”
Verizon Wireless’ sponsorship of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration expands on the company’s four-year sponsorship with the NFL by creating another experience for fans during Super Bowl Weekend. Guests at the event will experience branded interactive activities including live music and opportunities to use their mobile devices to enhance their overall NFL and Super Bowl experience. Verizon Wireless is the official wireless service provider of the NFL.
Launched in 1999, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is the NFL’s only sanctioned gospel event, and attracts top gospel/contemporary Christian and mainstream artists, as well as marquee NFL players, and features the NFL PLAYERS Choir, which is made up of active and retired players. The 2011 concert will take place on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Music Hall in Fair Park in Dallas, TX.
Artists who have performed at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in the past include music icons Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, , Fred Hammond, Jaci Velasquez, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, and many more. NFL greats Donovan McNabb, , Cris Carter, , John Elway, Jerry Rice, , Lovie Smith and others have also participated in the event.
Announcements of this year’s must-see-artists, NFL players, members of the NFL PLAYERS Choir and special guests will be revealed over the next few weeks leading up to the Super Bowl Weekend. You can follow the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration for announcements and updates at www.superbowlgospelcelebration.com, www.twitter.com/SuperBowlGospel or www.facebook.com/SuperBowlGospel. You can also call for more information.
Tickets are $35, $55, $75 and $95, and now available at Ticketmaster locations in www.ticketmaster.com. A portion of the event proceeds will go to Pat & Charities.and at