U.S. Cellular and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg to Kick Off 5th Annual Black History

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January 22, 2019
LYNCHBURG, Va. (Jan. 22, 2019) – In honor of Martin Luther King Day, U.S. Cellular joins youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg  to kick off the 5th annual Black History Month Art Contest. During the month of January, youth are creating original 8.5 x 11 pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including business people, athletes, historical figures and celebrities. Ten finalists will be chosen and the Lynchburg community will be invited to vote for their favorites in local   U.S. Cellular stores in February.
 
“We love working with the Boys & Girls Club on this contest and are inspired seeing the thoughtfulness, creativity and talent that the kids showcase through their artwork,” said Bertram Daniels, area sales manager. “We are honored to display their creations in our stores and celebrate our country’s diversity during Black History Month.”
 
The 10 finalists’ artwork will be chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club and local U.S. Cellular leaders. Those creations will be displayed in select U.S. Cellular stores from Feb. 1 – Feb 28, and anyone 18 and older can visit a store to vote for their favorite. The top three vote-getters will be announced in March. Prizes are gift cards in the following amounts:
 
  • $500 for 1st Place
  • $200 for 2nd Place
  • $150 for 3rd Place
 
Voting will take place in the following U.S. Cellular stores:
 
3911 Wards Road Suite I              
Lynchburg, VA 24502
 
3901 Old Forest Rd. Bldg. G  Ste 702                           
Lynchburg, VA 24501
 
No Purchase Necessary. Entrants who are minors must have parental consent to participate in the Contest. Official Contest Rules, including full entry details and Finalist and Winner selection criteria/voting are available by email request to the Media Contact named below.
 
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. For the fifth time in a row, U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance, according to J.D. Power’s twice-annual U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
 
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For more information, contact:
 
Melissa Watkins                                              Katie Frey
Public Relations Counsel                                Communications Manager, U.S. Cellular
Phone: 804-402-5316                                     Phone: 773-355-3275
Email:  melissawatkins@comcast.net Email: katie.frey@uscellular.com