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AT&T Expands its Sponsorship of 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team with USOC-hosted 2012 Warrior Games

AT&T offers collection point for Cell Phones for Soldiers and provides attendees with on-site recruitment services and details

Dallas, Texas, May 01, 2012

AT&T announces its sponsorship of the 2012 Warrior Games and activities and services it will provide during the week-long competition. As a sponsor of the Warrior Games, AT&T continues its mission of supporting military personnel, their families and veterans through event and program sponsorships, charitable contributions, hiring of military veterans and maintaining policies that support reservists when called to active duty.

The 2012 Warrior Games take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and on the Air Force Academy Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Members of AT&T's Veterans Employee Resource Group will be available to share information about career opportunities at AT&T. They will provide information and advice to service members, veterans and their families on maximizing the valuable skills and experience attained in the military as they transition to the civilian workforce. AT&T also will collect donated mobile phones to be refurbished for soldiers to use through the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. Attendees can visit the AT&T tent to create posters to cheer on the athletes as they compete in the Warrior Games.  

“The athletes at the 2012 Warrior Games are great men and women. We are proud to be a partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee and support the Warrior Games,” said Chris Norton, Vice President of Communications for the AT&T Veterans Employee Resource Group. “The experience of these warriors is valued in the workplace, and we are thrilled to bring them closer to their athletic and professional goals.”

The 2012 Warrior Games are hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee with participation by more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The Warrior Games features athletes from various branches of the military including Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations and highlights the powerful role that sport can play in recovery for our nation’s heroes.

In 2011, AT&T attended more than 50 veteran career fairs across the country and saw a significant increase in the number of new hires that self-identified as veterans post-hire. For more information and employment opportunities at AT&T visit http://att.jobs/military.