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U.S. Cellular Celebrates National Volunteer Month with $10,000 Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

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April 23, 2019
U.S. CELLULAR CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH WITH
$10,000 DONATION TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
 
Wireless Carrier Invests in Future Leaders by Supporting K-12 STEM Opportunities
 
MOLINE, Illinois (April 11, 2019) – U.S. Cellular has made a $10,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley to provide K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities to youth for the fifth consecutive year.
 
This is part of a $1 million donation to clubs across the country with $110,000 in Iowa and $90,000 in Illinois. With a particular focus on STEM programming and learning, U.S. Cellular’s charitable efforts have funded more than 50 Boys & Girls Clubs after school and academic enrichment programs for the last five years.
 
“Creating bonds and building connections is something that is continuously at the forefront of U.S. Cellular’s educational outreach efforts,” said Mike Adams, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales for Iowa and Nebraska. “Continuing our work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley is an absolute honor. Nothing is more fruitful than seeing local youth apply real-world concepts from STEM projects and other educational tools that the clubs provide.”
 
During the company’s fifth annual “Month of Giving,” U.S. Cellular associates will celebrate National Volunteer Month in April by taking part in a variety of volunteer opportunities. Employees will help youth learn more about STEM-focused careers and professions through hands-on sessions and demonstrations. With the help of JASON Learning, the company will also look to motivate students to gain a better understanding of how technology can help create solutions to improve their communities.
 
U.S. Cellular associates helped serve rainbow-colored healthy snacks and played basketball with youth Wednesday at the Davenport Club. 
 
U.S. Cellular has a longstanding commitment to the community and education. The company has contributed more than $14.5 million to K-12 education since 2009. In 2018, U.S. Cellular associates volunteered at more than 200 events and are committed to volunteering 35,000 hours in its local communities again in 2019.
 
For more information, go to www.uscellular.com/about/community-outreach.
 
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. 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:                                     
Kevin Schuster                                                             Katie Frey
Public Relations Counsel                                              U.S. Cellular Media Relations  

Cell: 402.917.6001                                                       773.317.0002

Email: kschuster@lukaspartners.com                           Katie.Frey@uscellular.com

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