TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Verizon Wireless is launching the Dia de tus Suenos or Day of Your Dreams sweepstakes to celebrate the history, contributions and culture of Hispanics across the nation. The call for entries is underway and Latinos age 18 and older may register online at www.verizoninsider.com/dreamday or in their local Verizon Wireless retail store.
Now through October 15, Latinos may register once a day to win the Day of Your Dreams experience which includes spending five hours with a nationally-recognized Hispanic celebrity or influencer such as television stars Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez, seen on Style Network's "Empire Girls", or world-renowned Chef Jose Garces, seen on Food Network's "Iron Chef". Winners will also receive $1,000 and a Verizon Wireless 4G LTE tablet to create a video diary documenting their Day of Your Dreams experience. The experiences will take place in New York City for Adrienne and Julissa; and in Philadelphia for Chef Jose Garces. Travel expenses will be covered for the winner and a companion.
"Hispanic heritage plays a very significant role in our communities and it's important that we continue to promote the influence and success of Latinos across the country," said Mario Turco, president of Verizon Wireless' Philadelphia Tri-State Region. "We also need to encourage and support the bold aspirations of young Latinos as they determine what their influence will be."
Verizon Wireless is a strong supporter of multi-cultural initiatives through high-profile national campaigns and diversity. With these sweepstakes, Verizon Wireless gives a platform to everybody to share their personal stories, and encourages the community to celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic population to our nation's culture.
Finalists for the Day of Your Dreams experience will be announced October 30, with dream day experiences taking place in November.
For more information, contest guidelines and to enter the Day of Your Dreams contest, visit www.verizoninsider.com/dreamday.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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