Teletouch - Hawk Electronics Div. signs 3-year Sponsorship deal for annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl; Hosts Global Calling and new photo Center for attending Troops
Hawk Electronics Official Cellular and Consumer Electronics Sponsor
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (OTC: TLLE), a leading U.S. cellular and mobile electronics retailer today announced that its Hawk Electronics division renewed its sponsorship of the ESPN operated Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in an exclusive deal over three years. A sell-out in 2007 with over 44,000 spectators, this year’s 2008 bowl game between selected Mountain West Conference and Conference USA will be aired on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. (CDT) on ESPN, live from the Amon G. Carter Stadium at the Texas Christian University campus in Ft. Worth.
T. A. “Kip” Hyde, Jr., Teletouch President and Hawk Electronics CEO stated, “The success of last year’s bowl game and surrounding event activities provided Hawk’s direct sales teams a great opportunity and venue to close a number of corporate sales, as well as increase the brand’s overall awareness in our largest market.”
Hyde continued, “We are proud to continue as an integral part of the ESPN-team of bowl partners honoring all of the men and women in uniform proudly serving our country. Thousands of service personnel attended the 2007 bowl game, and we were pleased to give many an opportunity to talk with their friends, family and fellow soldiers around the globe. This year, we are adding a new photo area, where all bowl attendees will be able to take pictures at the game, and then Hawk will post them live on a special Internet site created just for this event. What better way to bring in the New Year than by watching great football and honoring our great American heroes.”
Tom Starr, the Executive Director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl added, “We are pleased that Teletouch and Hawk Electronics have extended their bowl partnership agreement for another three years. Hawk brought a lot of ‘game’ to last year’s event, honoring our troops on–TV, in-stadium and by hosting the Military Chalet-Global Calling Center — providing free calls to anywhere in the world for all military personnel and their families. With the addition of their new Bowl Game Photo Center, folks from around the world will have the opportunity to see and print pictures of their friends and loved ones at the game. ”
The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl is an ESPN Regional Television (ERT) owned-and-operated event. With patriotic overtones featuring all five branches of the military, the 2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will include a family-friendly Armed Forces Adventure area showcasing military hardware; a fly-over; a demonstration by one of the top military skydiving teams; new induction ceremonies on the field; military band and honor guard marches; and the presentation of the third annual “Great American Patriot Award,” which will be awarded this year to General David H. Petraeus during halftime of the game. For more information on these activities, sponsors, teams and more, please visit the official game website at www.ArmedForcesBowl.com
Ticket prices for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl are $50 for sideline seats, $40 for upper deck seats and $20 for end-zone tickets. Military veterans receive half off any $50 or $40 seat and active-duty personnel get in free via the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl corporate military ticket underwriting program. A portion of local ticket sales will go to designated military charities. Tickets for this year’s game can be obtained by calling the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl office at (817) 810-0012 or by going to the Web site for more information at www.ArmedForcesBowl.com
With 25 company-owned and agent retail locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, South Central and East Texas, plus its own state-of-the-art customer care and billing center, Hawk Electronics is a top independent retailer of cellular, wireless, 2-Way radio and consumer electronics in the region. For nearly 35 years, Hawk has been the brand name that Texans trust — from basic cellular voice and data services, to leading-edge smartphones, handsets and accessories, signal enhancement technologies, Bluetooth cellular hands-free car kit installations, aftermarket car stereo, XM, Sirius, DISH and DirectTV satellite entertainment, Hawk provides turn-key electronics solutions to consumers, businesses and government agencies.
For store locations and more information, please visit www.hawkelectronics.com.