Friday, November 6, 2009

Cricket Expects to Raise $100,000 for Families Fighting Cancer at Rady Children`s Hospital-San Diego

Fourth Annual Golf Tournament, Helicopter Ball Drop and Silent Auction to
Benefit Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
SAN DIEGO--(Business Wire)--
Cricket Communications, Inc.,a San Diego-based leading provider of unlimited
wireless services and wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International,
Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), will host a charity golf tournament on Tuesday, November 10,
2009, to raise funds for families dealing with cancer at Rady Children`s
Hospital-San Diego. Approximately three children are diagnosed with cancer each
week in San Diego.

"Having a child diagnosed with cancer can turn families upside down, emotionally
and financially," said Donna Donoghue, director of the Peckham Center for Cancer
and Blood Disorders at Rady Children`s Hospital. "The Cricket Charity Golf
Tournament is an inspiring example of how a community partner can make a
positive impact in the lives of families struggling with a cancer diagnosis."

The sold-out event is expected to raise more than $100,000 for the Peckham
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders with the support of sponsors, participants
and volunteers. Sponsors for the event include: Superior, Next G!, QUALCOMM,
Kyocera, Samsung, Brightpoint, Nextlink, Element 79, San Disk, Jabra, LG, Blue
Ant, iGO, Calcomp/ACTS, PCD, Kyocera, Huawei, Performance Technologies, PHD,
Zocolo, LG, mPortal, Talley, Motorola, Nortel and ZTE.

This is the fourth year that Cricket has hosted a charity golf tournament in
which various wireless industry professionals come together to aid in the fight
against Cancer. The tradition started in 2006 when a Cricket employee`s
immediate family member was struck by cancer and the company rallied in support.
Last year the event raised $80,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of San

"Cancer can have a detrimental impact on a family, and some of us are lucky
enough to have lived through it with the right emotional & financial support
structure," said Sergio Garcia, senior director of devices for Cricket and the
chair of the event. "It truly is a privilege to be in a position to work for a
company that not only is behind its employees and community, but is able to
rally the support of sponsors, volunteers and employees to help those that are
less fortunate!"

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 10, at 10 a.m. at Maderas Golf Club,
the number one rated golf club in San Diego County, located at 17750 Old Coach
Road in Poway, Calif. The full day of festivities includes a helicopter ball
drop raffle, foursome golf scramble, silent auction and awards presentation.

For more information on participating or sponsoring the event, please call

About Rady Children`s Hospital-San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital is a 261-bed pediatric care facility providing the
largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego,
Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. As the sole hospital in the San Diego
area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare, Rady Children's is the
region`s only designated pediatric trauma center. Rady Children's has a 54-bed
Pediatric Critical Care unit and a 38-bed Neonatal Intensive care unit, along
with the only comprehensive pediatric Cancer Care Center in San Diego. In 2001,
Rady Children`s formed a partnership with the University of California-San Diego
to unify pediatric patient care, research, education, and community service

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with
no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than four
million customers in 34 states. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband
Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G
CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket`s wireless voice service plans
include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text
and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited
directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich
mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. Cricket
Broadband provides unlimited Internet access anywhere within Cricket`s coverage
areas at speeds comparable to DSL. For more information on Cricket, visit Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc.,
headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit

Leap is a U.S. registered trademark and the Leap logo is a trademark of Leap.
Cricket, Jump, the Cricket "K" and Flex Bucket are U.S. registered trademarks of
Cricket. In addition, the following are trademarks or service marks of Cricket:
Cricket By Week, Cricket Choice, Cricket Connect, Cricket Nation and Cricket
PAYGo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Cricket Communications, Inc.
Greg Lund, Media Relations

Copyright Business Wire 2009

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