SunCom Soccer Clinics to Feature World Cup Team Captain

Soccer Great Carla Overbeck Joins SunCom for its 'Kicks for Kids' Program



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from SunCom

    RICHMOND, Va., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SunCom, the first member of the
 AT&T Wireless Services Inc. network of affiliates, has teamed with World Cup
 Champion Team Captain Carla Overbeck to help conduct youth soccer clinics in
 select markets throughout the Southeast as part of its "Kicks for Kids"
 program.
     Designed to impact young soccer players in a positive and healthy way,
 SunCom "Kicks for Kids" will bring Overbeck to youth soccer leagues that
 SunCom sponsors, where she will provide coaching on the finer points of the
 game and emphasize the importance of sports and teamwork in young people's
 lives.
     Overbeck, an assistant coach at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and a
 professional player for the newly formed Carolina Courage in Chapel Hill,
 N.C., is a top-ranked player in a sport with one of the fastest-growing youth
 segments in the United States.  More than three million young people between
 the ages of 5 and 19 currently play youth soccer, which also attracts numerous
 family members as spectators, many of whom use wireless technology to stay
 connected in their busy lives.
     "SunCom believes that families who play together, stay together, and youth
 soccer is a fun, wholesome sport that the whole family can enjoy," said Steve
 McNulty, president of SunCom. "We think the 'Kicks for Kids' program, under
 the leadership of a world-class player such as Carla Overbeck, will not only
 help kids become better soccer players, but also teach valuable life lessons
 such as self-esteem, teamwork, discipline and good sportsmanship."
     In addition to participating in the clinics, Overbeck also will appear at
 select SunCom retail stores in markets such as Richmond and Hampton Roads,
 Va., and Columbia and Charleston, S.C., where she will sign autographs and
 distribute personalized soccer memorabilia. Overbeck, herself a "soccer mom,"
 also will be featured in ads promoting a free Mother's Day gift subscription
 to Real Simple magazine with the purchase of qualifying SunCom service plans.
     Captain of the gold medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996
 Olympic Games tournament, and the silver medal winning team at the 2000
 Olympic Games, Overbeck is one of the pioneers of the Women's National Soccer
 Team program. A founding member of the Women's United Soccer Association, she
 is considered one of the greatest players in U.S. history. She and her family
 live in Chapel Hill.
 
     SunCom is licensed to operate a state-of-the-art digital wireless network
 covering a population of more than 13 million people in Virginia, North
 Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia, northeastern Tennessee and
 southeastern Kentucky.  Consumers can purchase phones from more than 90 SunCom
 stores and through SunCom's online website shopping service.  More information
 on SunCom can be found at http://www.suncom.com .
 
 

SOURCE SunCom
    RICHMOND, Va., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SunCom, the first member of the
 AT&T Wireless Services Inc. network of affiliates, has teamed with World Cup
 Champion Team Captain Carla Overbeck to help conduct youth soccer clinics in
 select markets throughout the Southeast as part of its "Kicks for Kids"
 program.
     Designed to impact young soccer players in a positive and healthy way,
 SunCom "Kicks for Kids" will bring Overbeck to youth soccer leagues that
 SunCom sponsors, where she will provide coaching on the finer points of the
 game and emphasize the importance of sports and teamwork in young people's
 lives.
     Overbeck, an assistant coach at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and a
 professional player for the newly formed Carolina Courage in Chapel Hill,
 N.C., is a top-ranked player in a sport with one of the fastest-growing youth
 segments in the United States.  More than three million young people between
 the ages of 5 and 19 currently play youth soccer, which also attracts numerous
 family members as spectators, many of whom use wireless technology to stay
 connected in their busy lives.
     "SunCom believes that families who play together, stay together, and youth
 soccer is a fun, wholesome sport that the whole family can enjoy," said Steve
 McNulty, president of SunCom. "We think the 'Kicks for Kids' program, under
 the leadership of a world-class player such as Carla Overbeck, will not only
 help kids become better soccer players, but also teach valuable life lessons
 such as self-esteem, teamwork, discipline and good sportsmanship."
     In addition to participating in the clinics, Overbeck also will appear at
 select SunCom retail stores in markets such as Richmond and Hampton Roads,
 Va., and Columbia and Charleston, S.C., where she will sign autographs and
 distribute personalized soccer memorabilia. Overbeck, herself a "soccer mom,"
 also will be featured in ads promoting a free Mother's Day gift subscription
 to Real Simple magazine with the purchase of qualifying SunCom service plans.
     Captain of the gold medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996
 Olympic Games tournament, and the silver medal winning team at the 2000
 Olympic Games, Overbeck is one of the pioneers of the Women's National Soccer
 Team program. A founding member of the Women's United Soccer Association, she
 is considered one of the greatest players in U.S. history. She and her family
 live in Chapel Hill.
 
     SunCom is licensed to operate a state-of-the-art digital wireless network
 covering a population of more than 13 million people in Virginia, North
 Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia, northeastern Tennessee and
 southeastern Kentucky.  Consumers can purchase phones from more than 90 SunCom
 stores and through SunCom's online website shopping service.  More information
 on SunCom can be found at http://www.suncom.com .
 
 SOURCE  SunCom