April 15, 2014
Liz Baker, Thompson & Co. Public Relations, 907-561-4488, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anchorage, Alaska – GCI and Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Center today jointly donated a brand new, fully equipped Dodge Charger to the Anchorage Police Department’s fleet. The Charger was unveiled today in a ceremony at the Anchorage Police Department.
In addition to serving as an active APD cruiser, the Charger will be part of APD’s educational programs and make appearances at such community events as the annual Bear Paw Festival, Police Navidad and the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Alaska, among others.
“GCI and the APD have two key things in common: our customers rely on us for the fastest speeds possible, and we’re locally situated throughout Anchorage for the best customer and community service. The brave men and women of the APD are vital to our community, and we’re partnering with our friends at Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Center to help the APD serve the municipality and contribute to the department’s educational efforts,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes.
“This is a community car, an updated patrol car meant to capture people’s attention,” said Anchorage Police Department Employees Association President Derek Hsieh. “We hope to feature it at as many community events as we can this summer, and we wouldn’t have it without the tremendous support of both GCI and Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Center. Having this support from local businesses resonates profoundly with the hundreds of public safety officers patrolling our streets each day.”
In addition to the sponsor logos of GCI and Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Center on the vehicle, the Charger’s back bumper features the logo of Special Olympics Alaska, which GCI has been proud to support for many years. This partnership represents GCI’s commitment to bring together community groups and nonprofit organizations in a cohesive approach to benefit Alaskans.
GCI and the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association are reaching out to school-age children to name the newest member of the fleet with a fun coloring activity featuring the car. The coloring page will be available throughout the community, including at Anchorage GCI stores this spring and summer. The reverse side of the coloring sheet provides important safety tips for kids. The contest will run through the summer, and five entries will be randomly selected to receive a special school visit from the new community car in the fall.
About GCI GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,200 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com/about.