8/24/17 – Boys & Girls Club Members Celebrate Back-To-School With A Carnival-Style Bash At The New Frank And Billie Railton Center

With the first two full days of the 2017-2018 school year under their belts, approximately 150 Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City members gathered Friday at the new Frank and Billie Railton Center for a Back-to-School Bash. The carnival-style event featured food, games and free books and hygiene products. Each child also received a backpack filled with much needed school supplies, courtesy of U.S. Cellular.

The backpacks included a mix of notebooks, folders, glue, crayons and pencils. The supplies and backpacks were collected, in part, by a community drive hosted by U.S. Cellular from July 31 to Aug. 17.

“We are excited to celebrate the start of school with these kids and to be able to provide the needed supplies to help set them up for success,” commented Nakeita Stewart, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Missouri. “Supporting our local community is a company priority and this is just another opportunity for us to demonstrate how much we care about Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City.”

The Back-to-School Bash was hosted by Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City in conjunction with U.S. Cellular, Scholastic and Unilever.

“It is an awesome feeling to partner with local business and community agencies to equip our youth with the tools and supplies to support their academic success,” commented Christopher Sutton, communications director for Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City. “With the support of the U.S. Cellular, Scholastics and Unilever we will be able to help 150 youth in our community start this school year off with the supplies we know they need to be GREAT.”

U.S. Cellular has a longstanding commitment to the community and education. The company has contributed more than $9.65 million to K-12 education since 2009. This includes a total of $30,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational opportunities to local youth. For more information, visit uscellular.com/communityinvolvement.

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. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2017 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 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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