Nov 06, 2012


Donate Gently-Used Cell Phones at Sun Life Stadium and Help Troops Call Home for FREE

Miami, Fl. (Nov. 1, 2012)– In honor of the veteran community and active-duty military serving overseas, the Miami Dolphins and Santa Rita Wines® have partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers® to support mobile phone collection efforts that benefit military personnel stationed around the world. Dolphins fans are encouraged to bring used, unwanted cell phones to the “Salute to Service” game on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Cell Phones for Soldiers is calling on all Florida military and their families to provide APO addresses to receive a FREE calling card.

Proceeds from the collection and recycling of donated cell phones will allow military men and women to hear their loved ones’ voices during deployment for FREE. Funds raised will be used to purchase prepaid calling cards for deployed troops. Military and their loved ones should request a FREE international 60-minute calling card at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

“We are so thankful for the generosity of the Miami Dolphins and their loyal fans,” said Brittany Bergquist, co-founder of Cell Phones for Soldiers. “Florida is home to many servicemen and women and we hope to reach all deployed Florida heroes with free calls home. I’m looking forward to our collection drive at Sun Life Stadium and want to encourage people to come by and say hello.”

The collection drive is sponsored by Santa Rita Wines, which has supported Cell Phones for Soldiers since 2008 and is also a sponsor of the Miami Dolphins this season. The drive will take place at the Grand Plaza pregame from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phones from all service providers are accepted.

Those missing out on Sunday’s game can print off a prepaid shipping label to donate their unwanted mobile phones at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Monetary donations are also accepted through the website.


The Miami Dolphins, owned by Chairman of the Board/Managing General Partner Stephen M. Ross, currently play in the AFC East of the National Football League. The organization has played in five Super Bowls, winning championships in 1972 (VII) and 1973 (VIII). The franchise also has won five conference championships and 13 division championships and is the oldest continuous major-league professional sports franchise in the state of Florida. For more information, visit the organization’s website at dolphins.com.


Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including Santa Rita wines and over other 50 suppliers from four continents. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. www.PalmBay.com


Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans. Based in Norwell, Mass., Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. The organization has provided more than 168 million minutes of free talk time to deployed military members.

Beginning in 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” will provide emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.

For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, www.helpingheroeshome.orgor http://www.facebook.com/JoinCellPhonesforSoldiers.


Media Contacts:

Erin McCloskey

ASPIRE Communications for Cell Phones for Soldiers

(336) 207-5222



Bethany Scherline

Palm Bay International

(516) 802-4736 



Jason Jenkins

Miami Dolphins

(954) 452-7174                                       




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