September 28, 2021 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Atlanta United FC News Release
ATLANTA – Atlanta United today announced a partnership with global smartphone and mobile device trade-in leader, ecoATM to become the club’s Official Smartphone Trade-In Partner. ecoATM will donate 40% of revenues from smartphones dropped off by Atlanta United fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium during remaining 2021 home game matches to Cell Phones For Soldiers.
Fans can donate used smartphones at designated stadium drop-off locations during the club’s final four home games starting Sept. 29 vs. Inter Miami CF (7:00 p.m., Bally Sports South, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).
ecoATM is Atlanta’s smartphone trade-in leader with 164 automated kiosks conveniently located in Atlanta metro area malls and retailers including Walmart. ecoATM kiosks offer consumers a convenient and easy way to trade-in smartphones, diverting them from landfills and driving smartphone accessibility and affordability to millions of people around the world. The average Atlanta household has multiple used smartphones sitting in a drawer. Drop off of used smartphones at designated locations at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will benefit Cell Phones For Soldiers’ mission to provide cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military and low-income veterans.
“We are pleased to welcome ecoATM as the Official Smartphone Trade-in Partner of Atlanta United,” Club President Darren Eales said. “We admire ecoATM’s commitment to innovation and sustainability and encourage our supporters to visit drop-off locations around Mercedes-Benz Stadium to help benefit a great organization in Cell Phones For Soldiers.”
In addition to multiple placements of ecoATM drop-off locations at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Atlanta United games, ecoATM will be the presenting goal sponsor on Atlanta United’s Twitter accounts, @atlutd and @VamosATLUTD.
“ecoATM is Atlanta’s go-to for smartphone trade-in for instant cash, said Tony Rome, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Our partnership with Atlanta United and Cell Phones For Soldiers is a powerful way for fans to support our troops and move used devices from sitting in a drawer to powering new dreams. That’s sustainability in action.”
Dave Maquera, CEO of ecoATM added, “ecoATM is proud to support Cell Phones For Soldiers and empower Atlanta United fans to keep our servicemen and women and low-income veterans connected to family, friends and loved ones. Our partnership helps give back to those who put it all on the line for us.”
Find an ecoATM kiosk: https://www.ecoatm.com/pages/atl.
Note: Fans dropping off smartphone must delete all personal information with a factory reset. Smartphones will be resold by ecoATM; forty percent (40%) of the revenue from those sales will be donated to Cellphones for Soldiers. Donations are not tax deductible.
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