AT&T Drives Golf Fans to Social Media and Texting for Chances to Win Free VIP Tickets to AT&T National

AT&T's New Sweepstakes Gives Fans Multiple Channels to Enter to Win VIP Tickets and More for the AT&T National Golf Tournament

Dallas, Texas, June 8, 2009

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Golf fans may be just a click away from attending this year’s AT&T National thanks to a new contest launched today by AT&T.* The “Favorite Foursome” AT&T National Sweepstakes is now live, and it offers fans chances to win free, VIP tickets to the event, travel to and from the event, and exclusive access to events at the tournament, which runs June 29 – July 5 at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. How can they enter? Through Facebook pages, text messages, and more.

Between now and June 22, AT&T is inviting customers to enter for a chance to win four VIP tickets to the final two days of the 2009 AT&T National Tournament. The winner and three friends will also receive four round-trip flights, two hotel rooms, transportation passes, access to the Grey Goose® Lounge, and more.

Ways to Enter

Bringing golf fans together with the technologies they use most, AT&T is offering a variety of ways to enter to win the “Fan Favorite Foursome” sweepstakes:

  • AT&T Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/ATT) – Upon entering for a chance to win on the AT&T Facebook page and inviting three friends to join their Favorite Foursome, fans will receive a special AT&T National sweepstakes graphic posted to their Facebook wall. Users can extend the invitation and send personal messages to encourage friends’ participation for a chance to win.
  • Text-to-Win – All wireless users – whether AT&T customers or other carrier’s customers – are automatically entered for a chance to win by texting TRIP** to 21234 from their wireless phone. All participants will receive a link to the AT&T Clubhouse WAP page as well.
  • Mail – Golf-lovers may also enter to win by submitting their entry form via mail.
  • AT&T Fan Zone (http://fanzone.att.net) – In between checking out upcoming golf events and entering to receive special golf text alerts on AT&T Fan Zone, users can click on the designated AT&T National sweepstakes banner, which will re-direct fans to register via the AT&T Facebook sweepstakes page.

“We’re thrilled to be able to use these different platforms to give golf fans easy, ultimate access to these exciting front-row seats to the AT&T National event,” said Tim McGhee, executive director, AT&T Corporate Sponsorships. “Connecting customers and fans with what they love most is the essence of AT&T, and through the ‘Fan Favorite Foursome’ sweepstakes, we’re able to give our customers more opportunities to win and stay connected to the game.”

The third-annual AT&T National tournament brings the best-of-the-best golf players to the D.C. area while benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation and paying tribute to the men and women in our Armed Forces.

**No purchase necessary. Standard text messaging rates apply. For details and the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, including alternate method of entry, visit www.att.net/golf.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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