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Charleston, S.C. area football wish granted at Cellular Sales Grand Opening event

Left to right: Jim Martin (Cellular Sales), Russell Smith (Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina, President and CEO), Tyler Pratt (Wish child), Kayley Pratt (sister of Wish child), Donna Pratt (mother of Wish child), Tim Pratt (father of Wish child), Mike Baker (Cellular Sales), Ari Mendlovitz (Cellular Sales).

Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Tyler, a 13-year-old boy from Summerville, S.C. who is suffering from Osteosarcoma, arrived by limousine with his family at the Grand Opening of the new Cellular Sales Verizon Premium Wireless store in Mount Pleasant, S.C. on Tuesday, July 13 to hear that his one wish will be granted: to attend Ohio State University’s (OSU) 2010 season bowl game.

Tyler and his family arrived at the Grand Opening of the new Cellular Sales Verizon Premium Wireless store, located at 905 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, at approximately 11 a.m. where Ari Mendlovitz, Mike Baker and Jim Martin of Cellular Sales presented the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of South Carolina with a check in the amount of $10,000 for Tyler’s wish.

Tyler was also presented with OSU gear to take with him on his trip, including a jersey with his favorite player’s number. Billy Swails, Mayor of Mount Pleasant, also attended the wish granting event with Tyler and his family and wished them a great time on their trip.

“We can’t tell you enough how thankful we are for everything that Make-A-Wish has done for us and for Cellular Sales and Verizon making Tyler’s wish come true,” said Donna Pratt, Tyler’s mother. “It’s been a long and tough journey but Tyler is doing well right now with only six more treatments to go. The kindness and generosity we have felt from everyone has just overwhelmed us.”

Cold Stone Creamery, which is a national corporate sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®,  was also present at the wish granting, providing free ice cream cups and coupons. The company will participate in the world’s largest ice cream social at the end of September to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, along with every other Cold Stone store in the country.

Cellular Sales, Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer, partnered with Make-A-Wish earlier this summer to help make wishes come true all over the state of South Carolina and in North Carolina. With 32 locations across both states, Cellular Sales decided to give its customers a chance to make a difference as well. Starting at the end of July, each store will sell blue Make-A-Wish bracelets for $5 each, and will also promote a new campaign called “Text-A-Wish.” Customers may text the keyword SCWISH to 90999 in South Carolina or WISH to 27722 in North Carolina to make a one-time donation of $5 to help grant a wish for a deserving child in their local area.

For more information about Cellular Sales’ partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of South Carolina or North Carolina, call Mike Baker at (910) 409-3222 or Ari Mendlovitz at (843) 696-5556.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The South Carolina chapter grants over 130 wishes each year and has never turned down a medically qualified South Carolina child for a wish. For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation® please call 864-250-0702 or visit www.sc.wish.org.

Cellular Sales is a 17-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company currently operates throughout the United States.  By year end, Cellular Sales – which attributes its rapid growth to unparalleled customer service – will operate more than 350 locations throughout the country.  For the past two years, Inc. Magazine has named Cellular Sales one of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. This year, the company was in the Top 100 for retailers.

For more information about Cellular Sales, visit www.cellularsales.com.

Media Contact:
Rick Laney
Ackermann PR
(865) 584-0550

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