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Russell Westbrook and U.S. Cellular to host Halloween costume contest

Oklahoma City Thunder fans in costume can be judged by the NBA star, October 25

OKLAHOMA, Oct. 21, 2015 – Oklahoma City Thunder fans can celebrate Halloween early with Russell Westbrook and sport their best costume for a chance to win a $100 Thunder Shop gift card and an autographed basketball. With the official season right around the corner, OKC Thunder fans can show their local team spirit and be judged on their most creative costume.

On Sunday, October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m., Russell Westbrook will be at the U.S. Cellular store at 2130 West Memorial Road, where any OKC-area residents are welcome to give their best effort in the Russell Westbrook Halloween costume contest. The first 20 costumed attendees to arrive at the store will be able to participate in the contest. The contest winner will receive a $100 Thunder Shop gift card and an autographed basketball, while the other 19 participants will receive a $25 Thunder Shop gift card. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Russell Westbrook after the contest.

"At U.S. Cellular, we love being a part of the Oklahoma City community, and we are honored to collaborate with the Oklahoma City Thunder to provide this exciting opportunity for OKC fans," said Sergio Apodaca, sports sponsorship and events manager, for
U.S. Cellular. "This is a fun way for us to show support of our local professional sports team, and we appreciate Russell being a part of it."

Each contestant will be considered and judged on criteria including originality, creativity and authenticity. Judges for the Halloween costume contest include Russell Westbrook, Lesley McCaslin, courtside reporter for the Thunder and Fox Sports Oklahoma, and a
U.S. Cellular representative.

The Thunder Drummers and a few Thunder Girls will be in attendance at the U.S. Cellular store to engage and interact with fans as a way to rally excitement for the Oklahoma City Thunder's 2015-2016 season. Also, the shopping center where U.S. Cellular is located, will offer trick-or-treating.

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 has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities. Currently, 94 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds, and 98 percent will have access by the end of 2015. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and

For more information, contact:
Megan Jones, Public Relations Counsel
Cell: 918.277.4896

Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular