Voting Starts for U.S. Cellular’s Black History Month Art Contests with Boys & Girls Clubs in the Mid-Atlantic

U.S. Cellular joined hundreds of students from Boys and Girls Clubs in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Virginia and Morgantown, West Virginia who were encouraged to create an original 8.5 x 11 piece of artwork in tribute of influential African Americans both past and present. They explored the accomplishments and contributions of these impactful figures as they researched their subjects.

“We look forward to this event every year,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-South, “It is incredible to see the amount of creativity that goes in to each entry. U.S. Cellular is committed to the enrichment and education of our youth here in our local communities. This contest provides a great opportunity to connect with the Boys & Girls Clubs in the communities where our associates live, work and volunteer. It is an honor to showcase the amazing talents of these young artists as we pay tribute to influential African Americans and celebrate our country’s diversity.”

The top 10 finalists’ entries were chosen by panel of representatives at the Boys & Girls Clubs and are displayed at local U.S. Cellular stores. The public ages 18 and older are invited to vote on the artwork at the stores from February 1 through February 28. Three winners per Club (1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes winners) will be chosen based on the voting results, and will be announced in early March. Prizes are as follows:

• $150 for 3rd Place
• $200 for 2nd Place
• $500 for 1st Place

Stop by the one of the local U.S. Cellular stores to cast your vote:

U.S. Cellular — Roanoke
4760 Valley View Blvd # 30
Roanoke, VA 24012

U.S. Cellular — Salem
1420 West Main Street
Salem, VA 24153

U.S. Cellular — Lynchburg
3911 Wards Road Suite I
Lynchburg, VA 24502

U.S. Cellular — Lynchburg
3901 Old Forest Rd
Bldg G., Ste 702
Lynchburg, VA 24501

U.S. Cellular — Martinsville
820 Commonwealth Blvd #20
Martinsville, VA 24112

U.S. Cellular — Clarksburg
243 Emily Drive Suite B.,
Clarksburg, WV 26301

U.S. Cellular — Fairmont
201 Tygart Mall Loop
Whitehall, WV 26554

U.S. Cellular – Star City
1047 Target Way
Morgantown, WV 26501

U.S. Cellular — Sabraton
1451 Earl Core Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26505

For more information about the creation of the submissions contact the club at:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
1714 9th Street, S.E.
Roanoke, VA 24013

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg
Madison Street Clubhouse
1101 Madison Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
(434) 846-1111

Dearington Clubhouse
405 York Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 386-8106

Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge
26 W Church St,
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 656-1171

Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club

918 Fortney St,
Morgantown, WV 26505