US Cellular’s “Calling All Communities” Contest Pays The Winning School $150,000

Voting begins September 9th and runs through October 6th for US Cellular’s 3rd annual “Calling All Communities” Campaign. The winning school will receive $150,000 from US Cellular and 17 other schools will receive $50,000 each. This is a great opportunity for communities to band together and win some serious money for their school. Here is the official press release from US Cellular explaining the “Calling All Communities” campaign.

U.S. Cellular Reveals More Calling All Communities Enhancements

Campaign Features Bigger Prize, Potential Rewards for Supporting Nebraska Schools

U.S. Cellular has announced exciting enhancements to its third annual $1 millionCalling All Communitiescampaign. In May, the company revealed that it was increasing the number of winners from 10 to 18 schools in the community-driven campaign that awards thousands of dollars to schools to enhance learning opportunities for students across the country. Now, U.S. Cellular has announced that the school garnering the most votes will receive $150,000. The next 17 runners up will receive $50,000 each. Schools won’t be the only winners in this year’s campaign. Residents supporting Nebraska schools will have more opportunities to vote and enjoy some cool rewards.

Between Sept. 9 and Oct. 6, anyone 19 years or older can visit a U.S. Cellular store and ask an associate for a code to vote for their favorite school at Each online voting code gives people the opportunity to vote once daily until the campaign ends. The voting cards will feature a peel-off that gives thousands of lucky supporters a chance to cast two votes a day or be one of 18 people to win one year of free U.S. Cellular wireless service. In addition, 2,000 randomly selected voters will be awarded $25 U.S. Cellular debit cards simply for supporting their schools.

“We wanted to reward more schools with much-needed funds and the people who work so hard to support them,” said Mike Adams, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Nebraska and southwest Iowa. “Each year, we’re amazed at the power of a few determined individuals who get the ball rolling in their community and the creativity of large and small schools across the country as they rally to win.”

Public and private schools, kindergarten through high school, are eligible to win a share of $1 million that can be used any way the schools see fit. Past champions have said that while the money was an educational boon for the schools, the campaign to win stimulated an equally rewarding and lasting sense of community.

U.S. Cellular awarded $100,000 to Humphrey St. Francis two years ago. The Platte County school

was among many underdogs that won during the contest’s inaugural campaign, when seven of the 10 winners were from communities with fewer than 20,000 people. St. Francis was the ultimate underdog with a town population of 790 and K-12 enrollment of 220.

 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 phone lineup, high-speed nationwide network and Calling All Communities, visit or U.S. Cellular’s Facebook page.

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