September 15, 2011

SCR-I Hoping to Cash in on U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign

Scott Wickert and Cecily Williams of Scott's Cellular in Memphis display the Calling All Communities cards patrons will need to cast votes for SCR-I Elementary School.

Voting kicked off Friday, September 9 in U.S. Cellular's $1 million Calling All Communities campaign. The wireless carrier's annual competition will award 18 winning schools across the country with some much-needed funding. The school with the most votes will win $150,000, and the next 17 schools will receive $50,000 each. Winnings can be used any way the school sees fit to enhance students' learning experiences.

"This campaign is powered by the community, and we invite Missouri residents to rally together to vote for their favorite school," said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Missouri. "U.S. Cellular is committed to improving learning opportunities for students through our Calling All Communities campaign, and that is just one of the reasons we have the happiest customers in wireless."

Scotland County R-I has regularly been ranked in the top 100 schools in voting in 2009 and 2010 and school boosters are already making plans to try to push that in to the top 18 in 2011.

From September 9 through October 6, anyone 18 years or older can visit any U.S. Cellular store and ask an associate for a code to vote for their favorite school at and learn about the carrier's cutting-edge products and services. Each online voting code gives the person the opportunity to vote online once per day during the campaign. Each voting card also features a peel-off sticker that gives thousands of school supporters a chance to cast two votes per day or be one of 18 lucky people to win one year of free U.S. Cellular wireless service. Additionally, 2,000 randomly-selected voters will be awarded $25 U.S. Cellular debit cards simply for showing their school spirit.

Public and private schools, kindergarten through high school, are eligible to win. No purchase is necessary, and you don't have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to vote. The winning schools will be announced in October and November.

For more information about U.S. Cellular, its cutting-edge device lineup, high-speed nationwide network and Calling All Communities, visit or U.S. Cellular's Facebook page.

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