U.S. Cellular Wants to Sponsor Your Local Youth Organization

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, local youth organizations can earn up to $1,000 through
U.S. Cellular’s Community
Connections
program. Now in its fourth year, Community Connections
provides sponsorship support to help youth groups pay for uniforms,
equipment, travel and other group expenses. Since the program launched
in 2015, U.S. Cellular has awarded $1.3 million to more than 2,800
groups, including sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance
squads.

Academic and athletic groups representing kids and teens up to 12th
grade can sign up now at www.uscellular.com/communityconnections
to become eligible to receive sponsorship funds. Once signed up, groups
then need to rally their friends, families and supporters to complete
online activities that earn money for the needs of their group.

“We know that there so many organizations and clubs that provide
meaningful experiences for our youth every day, and Community
Connections is one way that we can support them to achieve their goals,”
said Grant Leech, vice president of brand marketing at U.S. Cellular.
“As we enter the fourth year of this program, we realize that it is all
about helping our communities connect to the good in all of us, and we
encourage people to visit the website and see how easy it is to earn
money for their group.”

Once an interested group signs up, they have ten days to generate
support and complete online activities that include following U.S.
Cellular on its social channels, watching a video or answering a short
survey. The money goes directly to the organization, and each group can
earn up to $1,000.

U.S. Cellular has a longstanding commitment to the community and
education. The company has contributed more than $10.65 million to K-12
education since 2009. In 2017, U.S. Cellular associates volunteered at
more than 185 events and have committed to volunteering 35,000 hours in
local communities again this year.

For more information and to view the official rules, please visit www.uscellular.com/communityconnections.

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, 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.
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Contacts

U.S. Cellular
Katie Frey
773-355-3275
Katie.frey@uscellular.com