Local Hero Honored By Southwest

3rd Oct 2002

CHICAGO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/—Southwest Airlines will honor local
humanitarian Tom Devine this Monday during a national radio broadcast of
Monday Night Football.  As a tribute to Devine for devoting more than 40 years
of service to the children of Chicago`s Southside, Devine will receive two
roundtrip tickets to any destination Southwest serves.  The 30-second radio
spot will be heard on 600 stations nationwide through Westwood One`s
syndicated Monday Night Football broadcast hosted by Boomer Esiason and Marv

Southwest Airlines chose to honor Devine for his tireless community
service efforts in the Chicago area.  Devine currently serves as an unpaid
sports facilitator for the Cook County Sheriff`s Department of Youth Programs
at five local parks, and yet still finds time to volunteer at both Brother
Rice High School and Mother McAuley High School.

In addition to the two Southwest Airlines tickets, Devine also will be
awarded two tickets to Monday night`s Bear`s game against Green Bay, courtesy
of Westwood One.

Each week on the syndicated Monday Night Football radio broadcast,
Southwest Airlines will name a “hometown hero,” honoring the individual for
going above and beyond in their local community service efforts.

Southwest Airlines has grown from a three-city Texas airline into the
fourth largest in the country and still strives to be the “Hometown Airline”
in each city it serves.  Known as the LUV airline because of its big heart and
warm Employees, Southwest is a proud sponsor of the NFL and the official
airline of the Super Bowl.  Southwest, now in its 32nd year of operation,
currently serves 59 airports in 58 cities in 30 states with nearly 2,800




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