RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, March 14, 2011) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce a new, multi-year corporate partnership with nTelos Wireless, the Official Wireless Provider of the Richmond Kickers. The relationship between nTelos and the Kickers will impact the entire organization, highlighted by a significant apparel presence at both the youth and professional levels. nTelos will be the exclusive sponsor of all Kickers recreational soccer jerseys and will be the back-of-jersey sponsor of all Kickers professional jerseys.
“As a Virginia headquartered company, it’s important that we take an active role in the communities we serve,” comments Conrad Hunter, president of nTelos Wireless. “The Kickers partnership is a true ‘win/win’ for all involved. The team represents excellence – both on and off the soccer field – and we are excited to be part of the Kickers’ family. It’s also a great way to showcase our superior value in wireless services as we continue to build our name within the Richmond community where we have more than 11 locations to serve our both new and existing customers.”
“We are delighted to be working with a corporate partner like nTelos,” adds Shelley Sowers, Richmond Kickers General Manager. “As a leading wireless provider, nTelos fits the corporate profile of our existing sponsors as a pioneer in their industry with a strong desire to give back to the community.”
About the Richmond Kickers
Established in 1993, the Richmond Kickers have consistently been one of the most successful professional soccer clubs in America. Over the past 18 seasons, Richmond has qualified for postseason play 16 times, and reached the title match in 2010 for the sixth time in the past nine campaigns, falling just short of the Championship title following a 2-1 loss to the Charleston Battery. Richmond’s seven previous league Championship appearances (1995, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009) include winning the Premier League title in 1995, a shoot-out loss to Seattle in the USL First Division final in 2005 and taking the USL Second Division crown twice against Charlotte in 2006 and 2009.
The Kickers will open the 2011 USL PRO season on Saturday, April 2 against Orlando City at 5:00 p.m. at Richmond City Stadium. USL PRO is the strongest, best operated and most sophisticated North American men’s professional soccer league below MLS, both on and off the field. Focused on franchise stability and longevity, USL PRO will feature an unprecedented six teams with more than a decade of operational experience in 2011, and more than 100 years of combined operational experience.
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including high-speed nationwide wireless voice and data services, local and long distance telephone, high capacity transport, networking and high-speed Broadband data services and IPTV-based video products. Detailed information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com.