1/24/12 – St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Trophy Tour to stop at the U.S. Cellular retail stores in Columbia

Columbia, Mo., Jan. 24, 2012 – Cardinal fans in Columbia will soon have the unique opportunity to see and get a free photo with the 2011 World Series Trophy through the St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Trophy Tour presented by U.S. Cellular. The trophy will appear in Columbia on Jan. 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular store located at 213 N. Stadium Blvd., and will return on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular store located at 2703 E. Broadway.

“Through our partnership with the Cardinals, we are always looking for ways to enhance the fan experience,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Missouri. “Bringing the trophy to the fans through the trophy tour is one of the ways U.S. Cellular and the Cardinals can reward fans for their loyalty and support. U.S. Cellular believes in rewarding our customers, which is one reason why we have the happiest customers in wireless.”

Cardinal fans are invited to come to the retail location with their own cameras or devices and get a photograph taken with the trophy at no cost. While at the U.S. Cellular store, fans can upgrade their device to a smartphone with a high-quality camera, like the Motorola Electrify, and get a double play of savings on U.S. Cellular’s line-up of cutting-edge devices with a waived activation fee and instant rebate on all devices when purchased the day of the tour stop.

For those that may have forgotten their cameras, U.S. Cellular associates will have an HTC Flyer mobile tablet on hand to take pictures of the fans and can send the photos directly to their email accounts so the picture can be shared with friends and family.

The 30-pound trophy stands two-feet tall and features 30 gold-plated flags, one for each of the Major League Baseball teams, which rise above an arched baseball with latitude and longitude lines symbolizing the world. To ensure the proper preservation, the trophy will travel in a case in its own luxury vehicle throughout the tour.

The trophy will be making its way to more than 50 U.S. Cellular locations in Missouri, Southwestern and Central Illinois and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fans from Mid-Missouri can also see the trophy at the following upcoming tour stops.

  • Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3 – 7 p.m. at 1922 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City
  • Friday, Jan. 27, from 3 – 7 p.m. at 1887 N. Bluff St. in Fulton
  • Wednesday, March 21, from 3 – 7 p.m. at 2200 East Outer Road in Moberly

For more information about the trophy tour or to see the full tour schedule, fans can visit www.cardinals.com/trophytour or call 314-345-9579. Details about the tour will also be posted to U.S. Cellular’s and the Cardinals Facebook and Twitter pages.

In March 2011, U.S. Cellular and the Cardinals extended their partnership with a three-year agreement enabling U.S. Cellular to continue as the official wireless sponsor of the St. Louis Cardinals. With the renewed partnership, the wireless carrier introduced the new U.S. Cellular MVP Deck, a premium, all-inclusive seating area. U.S. Cellular also provides the Family Pavilion and a U.S. Cellular kiosk where families and fans can further enhance their day at Busch Stadium for little or no additional cost. 

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or 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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