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U.S. Cellular kicks off third annual Black History Month art contest

February 4, 2018

U.S. Cellular representatives join youth from The Haslam Family Club University of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to kick off the third annual Black History Month art contest on Thursday, Feb. 1.

In honor of Black History Month, local U.S. Cellular associates joined youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, to get the third annual Black History Month Contest underway. At an event held yesterday 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 East Tennessee community will be invited to vote for their favorites in local U.S. Cellular stores.

“Working with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley 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 Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee. “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 Boys & Girls Club and local U.S. Cellular leaders. Those creations will be displayed in U.S. Cellular stores from Feb. 9 – 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:

  • $250 for 1st Place
  • $150 for 2nd Place
  • $100 for 3rd Place

Voting will take place in the following U.S. Cellular stores, from Feb. 9 to Feb. 28:

2736 Schaad Road
Knoxville, TN 37921

8401 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

4873 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37918

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.

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For more information, contact:

Destinee Dowdy                                                               Jennifer Gilbert
Public Relations Counsel                                               Communications Manager, U.S. Cellular
Phone: 865-544-0088                                                    Phone: 773-399-7002
Email: [email protected]                 Email: [email protected]