MORGANTOWN/CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Jan. 15, 2018) – In honor of Martin Luther King Day this week, local U.S. Cellular associates joined youth from the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club to get the 10th annual Black History Month Contest underway. At an event held today at the club, the youth were encouraged to create an original 8.5 x 11 piece of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including business people, sports figures, historical figures and celebrities. Ten finalists will be chosen and the local communities will be invited to vote for their favorites in local U.S. Cellular stores.

“Working with the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club on this contest is always a highlight of our year, and it’s a great way for us to support volunteerism in this community,” said Teresa Amick, area sales manager for U.S. Cellular. “The creativity and excitement that the kids have when creating their artwork is inspiring, and it’s a privilege for us to showcase their work in our retail stores to celebrate our country’s history and diversity.”

The 10 finalists’ artwork will be chosen by representatives from the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club. Those creations will be displayed in U.S. Cellular stores from Feb. 1 – Feb 28, and anyone 18 and older is encouraged to visit the stores to vote for their favorite. Three winners will be chosen based on the voting results and will be announced in March. Prizes are gift cards in the following amounts:

• $500 for 1st Place
• $250 for 2nd Place
• $150 for 3rd Place

Voting will take place in the following U.S. Cellular stores, from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28:

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

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 third 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, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. 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.

For more information about the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Clubs visit https://www.mbgclub.org/ or to contact Melissa Watkins visit www.outboxcomm.com or outboxcomm1@gmail.com.

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