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U.S. Cellular’s “Community Connections” Program Supports Young People Across the Country

March 2, 2020 GMT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 2, 2020--

For the sixth year in a row, youth-focused organizations in U.S. Cellular’s service areas can earn up to $1,000 through the company’s Community Connections program. Whether it’s a Little League baseball team, high school debate team, marching band, youth cheer squad or a variety of other groups, organizers can sign their group up at uscellular.com/communityconnections to start earning sponsorship support without the need to sell candy bars, wash cars or sell coupon books.

Once registered, non-profit academic and athletic groups representing youth up to 12th grade have 14 days to rally their friends, families and supporters to complete online activities that include taking short surveys, watching videos or following U.S. Cellular on its social channels. Each completed activity earns money that goes directly to the organization – up to $1,000 – and the website makes it easy to spread the word on social media.

“Six years ago, we decided that in addition to sponsoring college and professional sports teams, we wanted to support youth programs that provide kids across the country with fun and meaningful experiences every day,” said Jay Spenchian, senior vice president of marketing at U.S. Cellular. “We know there are thousands of groups in need of financial support, and by investing in them we can help ensure that all kids get a fair shot to achieve their goals.”

Since launching the program in 2015, U.S. Cellular has awarded $1.4 million to nearly 3,000 groups. For more information and to view the official rules, please visit 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 is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. 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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CONTACT: For more information, contact:

Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular

773-355-3275

Katie.frey@uscellular.com

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