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CELLULAR ONE: BLOEDEL FEATURED AT SKIFORALL WINTERFEST CELEBRATION THIS SUNDAY FOR SKIERS WITH DISABILITIES AT SNOQUALMIE SUMMIT

 SEATTLE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Shannon Bloedel from Seattle will be the honorary guest skier in the SKIFORALL Foundation's annual Cellular One Winterfest Celebration, Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Snoqualmie Summit ski area. The Cellular One Winterfest will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bloedel is a six-year veteran of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team and was a silver medalist at the 1992 Paralympics in the giant slalom. Bloedel is paraplegic because of a spinal cord injury. She has been skiing for about 10 years.
 Bloedel will be available to members of the media following the two awards ceremonies scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel.
 SKIFORALL's Cellular One Winterfest Celebration will feature ski races and other activities for people with disabilities. Cellular One employees have volunteered to set up the race course, time the races, serve food, distribute awards and prizes, and ski with SKIFORALL students.
 The SKIFORALL Foundation is the only non-profit organization in Washington state that offers year-round instruction in outdoor recreation to people with all types of disabilities. It offers lessons to 395 Alpine and Nordic skiers in the winter program, and water skiing, sailing, hiking, bicycling, kayaking and river rafting in the summer program.
 Approximately 30 Cellular One employees will be helping out during the event as part of their first annual sponsorship of the SKIFORALL- Cellular One Winterfest Event.
 Cellular One of Western Washington is a leading provider of cellular communication services in the Pacific Northwest, providing uninterrupted service from Vancouver, British Columia, south into southern Oregon, and from Seattle east to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Cellular One is a wholly owned subsidiary of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: MCAWA), headquartered in Kirkland, Wash. McCaw Cellular Communications is the largest cellular communications provider in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Dolly Armstrong or Erin Dugan of SKIFORALL, 206-328-3732; or Anita Lammert, 206-389-5173, or, day of event, 206-399-3130; or Kenneth Woo, APR, 206-389-5208, or, day of event, 206-660-1604, or Susan Johnston, 206-389-5209, or, day of event, 206-954-0708, or Lisa Duzan, 206-389-5021, or, day of event, 206-669-4650, all of Cellular One of Washington/
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