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Nextel becomes official sponsor of the Beaumont Drillers

February 23, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Beaumont Drillers News Release

BEAUMONT, TX -- The Beaumont Drillers are pleased to announce they have signed an exclusive sponsorship with Nextel Partners.

As the official wireless provider of the Beaumont Drillers, a Nextel patch will be worn on all home and away game-day jerseys.

"Nextel is excited to become the exclusive wireless provider of the NIFL's Beaumont Drillers," said general manager of Nextel Partners, Jim Jarrard. "Community sponsorships are just a small way Nextel gives back to its service areas."

Nextel Partners, Inc. based in Kirkland, Wash., has exclusive rights to offer the same fully integrated, digital wireless communications services offered by Nextel Communications, Inc. (Nextel) in mid-sized and rural markets in 31 states where approximately 54 million people reside. To learn more about Nextel Partners, visit

Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 261 million people live or work and currently have over 16 million domestic digital subscribers.

"We look forward to a long lasting relationship with Nextel," said Drillers general manager Steve Reap. "They are a proven company and we couldn't be more excited."

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