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ST. LOUIS, MO., August 20, 2009 – U.S. Cellular today announced that Elaine Waiksnis of Washington, Mo., is the winner of its St. Louis Cardinals Prize Package which includes the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Cardinals game. Waiksnis, who was one of 648 Washington Town and County fairgoers that registered for a chance to win this prize package, has delegated the first pitch duties to her son-in-law, Mike Luking of Washington, Mo. to officially commence the game on Tuesday, August 25th, when the Cardinals take on the Houston Astros at 7:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium.

"I was so shocked when I got the call that I had won the prize package," commented Elaine Waiksnis. "My son-in-law Mike is a huge Cardinals fan, and I knew that letting him throw out the first pitch at a Cardinals game, something he may never do again in his life, would be like a dream come true for him. My family and I are so excited for this opportunity and we give many thanks to U.S. Cellular for this opportunity."

Waiksnis also received four box seats to the game that evening and a $200 gift card for J. Bucks in downtown St. Louis, all courtesy of U.S. Cellular.

Michelle Groves, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in St. Louis, shared in the enthusiasm noting, "It's a thrill for us to be a part of it all. We'll be behind home plate cheering for Mike."

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The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people's lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Curve, HTC Touch Pro and the touch-screen Samsung Delve, which offer e-mail and Web access. Based in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is the nation's fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or