NORMAN, Okla. - In the 11th and final week of Alltel's "Conversions 4 Kids" program, Ally's House, and the University of Oklahoma Sooners Athletic Scholarships Fund will each receive an Alltel donation of $3,000. The donations are determined by OU's third and fourth-down conversion statistics in each regular season football game. During the Bedlam match-up last weekend against Oklahoma State, the Sooners completed six successful third-down "Conversions 4 Kids."
To date, the program has generated $73,000 for Oklahoma charities and the University of Oklahoma Sooners Athletic Scholarship Fund.
"We were thrilled to be chosen as one of the 'Conversions 4 Kids' charities, and to draw the famous Bedlam game," said Linda Webb, director of Ally's House. The $3,000 raised will help Ally's House kids and their families fight the battle with cancer. Thanks to Alltel and OU Athletics!"
In the "Conversions 4 Kids" program, Alltel donates $1,000 for every successful third and fourth-down conversion the Sooners achieve throughout the 2005 football regular season. Half of the total donation, per conversion, will benefit the OU Sooners Athletic Scholarships Fund, while the other half is donated to a local Oklahoma charity.
In addition to Ally's House, Alltel has partnered with 10 charitable organizations across the state including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Special Olympics Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Public Schools Foundation.
"Football fans understand how critical the third and fourth-down conversion statistic is when deciding who wins or loses a big game," said Bill Oltean, vice president of retail services for Alltel. Successful conversions also are important in our business. Our new network is ready to take on customers and earn their business. We have the newest network, a best-in-market calling area, and we continue to offer deep discounts to customers."
Alltel is converting customers to its $30 million new digital voice and data network that features the widest local calling area - five states - the nation's largest owned-and-operated network and first wireless broadband network in Oklahoma City, which has an average Internet access of 300-500Kbps with bursts to 2.4Mbps.