Frontier Communications to Sponsor Two 'FAST' Athletes
Frontier Communications, one of U.S.’s largest communication solution providers, will be the official sponsor of two of the Pacific Northwest’s most accomplished athletes – Ariana Kukors from the Puget Sound area in Washington and Mariel Zagunis from Beaverton, OR.
Kukors is Five-time national swim champion, while Zagunis is a two-time Olympic champion and number-one ranked fencer. The athletes will represent the country as part of the Frontier All-Star Team (FAST (News - Alert)) in London this summer. Training and living expenses of these two athletes will be company-funded, officials said in a press release.
As FAST ambassadors, Kukors and Zagunis will appear in some of the Frontier’s integrated marketing campaigns, including TV, radio, outdoor and print advertising, digital and social media, public relations and local engagement in Frontier-served communities.
In partnership with Great Frontier Donate charitable program, The FAST program supports local organizations such as the Providence Child Center in Oregon and the YMCA of Snohomish County in Washington.
The Frontier sponsorship will help Zagunis to be the world’s best in 2012, she said. The fencer is happy she can represent her hometown of Beaverton and work to raise awareness of organizations like the Providence Child Center for medically fragile children.
Beaverton, OR is home to the world headquarters of Nike, who will have a tremendous hand in the London Olympiad this summer.
Kukors said she is proud to be part of the FAST team as she shares the same value as Frontier. Kukors is also grateful for the opportunity to support local communities in her home state of Washington.
“With our 100 percent U.S.-based workforce, we serve many communities in their home states,” said West Region President Denise Baumbach. “Just as these athletes are dedicated to being the best, Frontier is dedicated to providing its customers the best entertainment experience with superior broadband, TV and digital communications services.”
Frontier Communications Corporation recently completed the conversion of all operating, financial and human resources systems across the Verizon (News - Alert) wireline exchanges, which it acquired in 2010 on its own legacy systems. The conversions took place across 14 states and were completed almost nine months ahead of schedule, the company informed.
Edited by Braden Becker