SOURCE: Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA

December 03, 2009 13:27 ET

Media Alert: Local Volunteers in Los Angeles Gather for Group Volunteer Activities to Earn Tickets to Upcoming Monster Ball Tour Starring Lady Gaga This Weekend

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WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) -

WHAT:   Virgin Mobile USA, sponsor of the upcoming Lady Gaga North American
        Tour, is providing volunteers in the Los Angeles area with an
        opportunity to earn tickets to Virgin Mobile Presents the Monster
        Ball starring Lady Gaga coming to Los Angeles on December 21-23.

        A group of 10 volunteers will gather on Saturday to paint and
        garden with Stand Up For Kids partner, Common Ground.  Stand Up For
        Kids is a local homeless youth organization that has been a partner
        of Virgin Mobile USA's The RE*Generation initiative, Virgin
        Mobile's effort fight to end youth homelessness.

        For the first time, Virgin Mobile USA will extend its innovative
        "FREE.I.P." program to a national tour, offering fans who volunteer
        their time to homeless youth organizations access to premium
        seating free show tickets.

        Virgin Mobile USA's "FREE.I.P." volunteer program originated at
        Virgin Mobile FreeFest, held this past August.   The initiative
        gives concert fans the chance to receive premium tickets in
        exchange for volunteer hours at local homeless youth organizations
        throughout the country.  This past summer, the "FREE.I.P." program
        at FreeFest generated more than 30,000 hours of community service
        by concert-goers.  The volunteer program will start with Lady
        Gaga's San Francisco concert on December 13 and 14 and include all
        U.S. cities on the tour through January 24.

WHEN:   December 5, 2009 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

WHO:    Interview Opportunities:
          - Stand Up for Kids LA's Executive Director, Alison Hurst
          - Virgin Mobile USA spokesperson, Felicia Hill, manager of
            pro-social initiatives  (available for interview by phone by

WHERE:  Stand Up For Kids, 2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
        (310) 314-5480