MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Cellular continues a summer of Better Moments in Wisconsin by sponsoring a baseball skills clinic for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, hosted by sportscaster and former Milwaukee Brewers coach, Davey Nelson. From 8-10 a.m. on July 24, 30 children will visit Helfaer Field to practice fielding, hitting and base running, gleaning support and advice from Nelson who has developed several major league players.
As part of a commitment to the Milwaukee area and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, U.S. Cellular is also donating $10,000 to purchase equipment for the non-profit organization. U.S. Cellular customers voted on devices at the U.S. Cellular Power Playground at Miller Park and select retail stores to decide what the donation should be used towards: equipment, uniforms or traveling baseball teams.
"We're thrilled for our kids to have a chance to participate in this clinic and have a fun time while learning new skills," said Vincent Lyles, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. "The opportunity to get baseball tips from the pros and the donation from U.S. Cellular go a long way in helping our programs and creating memories for everyone involved."
"At U.S. Cellular, we want to provide Better Moments for friends and families in our communities by creating fun and unique experiences that they can't get anywhere else," said Laurie Poellinger, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Wisconsin. "We are excited to partner with Davey Nelson and the Boys and Girls Clubs on this event and we look forward to more memorable activities across Wisconsin this summer."
On August 2, Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers legend and current Wisconsin radio host, Mark Tauscher, will join U.S. Cellular's Band of Better to reward patrons with surprise perks at the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular.
The Band of Better will also make appearances at the following events:
- Milwaukee Brewers Games: August 16 and 18
- Moonlit Movie: August 15 (downtown Milwaukee)
To find out how you can become a U.S. Cellular VIP and win the Ultimate Summer Experience at this season's upcoming hottest festivals, fairs and sporting events, visit U.S. Cellular's Facebook page and click on the Sweepstakes Tab to enter.
The sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are U.S. Cellular customers on or before June 13. No purchase is necessary. The sweepstakes ends August 2. Complete information on eligibility and official rules is available on the Sweepstakes tab.
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 network, which has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 87 percent will have access by the end of 2013. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. 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.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is the largest youth-serving agency in Milwaukee. It offers high quality after-school and summer programming for children ages 5-18, focusing on those who have major life obstacles, most often poverty. As a leader in after-school programs with a strong and deep community framework, the Clubs operates 36 sites, which include six primary locations, 29 school sites and Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland, Wis.. Membership to the Clubs is only $5 per year, per child, but no one is ever turned away based on inability to pay. For more information, visit the Clubs' Web site at www.boysgirlsclubs.org or go to www.facebook.com/bgcmilwaukee.
SOURCE U.S. Cellular