Verizon Wireless has come to Alaska!
And we are pleased to announce that they have become a new "Lead" sponsor for SP Kennel!
That's right - SP Kennel, Aliy and Allen are now partnering with Verizon in Alaska. Verizon was recently launched in the last Frontier and now provides 4G LTE coverage to Fairbanks, Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Ketchikan, Juneau, Copper River Valley, and much of Prince William Sound. During Phase 2, Verizon is looking to expand into other areas of the state.
Aliy and Allen met with the Verizon team at SP Kennel in late December. Kennel visitors were: Chris Fitzgerald, District Manager of Verizon Alaska, Demian Voiles, Vice President of Verizon Alaska, Ciji Clark, Business-to-Business Outreach for Verizon Alaska; Charles Fedullo, Director of Public Relations for Northwest Strategies and Amanda Combs, Northwest Strategies Account Supervisor.
(ABOVE RIGHT: Allen takes Chris for a sled ride with Quito and Junior in lead.)
Chris Fitzgerald and Demian Voiles sporting their 'Red Team' beanies with Aliy and Allen at the Kennel.
The following week Aliy and Allen met the entire Alaska Verizon Sales Team at their brand new store in Takatnu Commons in Anchorage. That was fabulous since the two teams will now be partnering for the rest of the season. As well, both mushers got some much needed and ~ up to date ~ education in communication technology from the very knowledgeable staff. Since both Aliy and Allen will be receiving brand new Smartphones (with super protective cases) this was very necessary. NOTE: Allen has promised not to drop his Smartphone in the Chena River (yes… that's a whole different story.)
Aliy and Allen will be at In-Store Events in the Fairbanks Verizon store on January 31st from 12-2pm and at the Anchorage store on February 28th from 12-3, so if you are in the area on those dates make sure you call in!
We are so excited that Verizon is now part of our SP Kennel team. (Right: Aliy signs the sponsorship contract while Skunk looks over her shoulder.)