SEVIERVILLE - The Tennessee Smokies have announced they have teamed up with U.S. Cellular to host a Little League Takeover on Monday, October 14th at Fountain City Youth Baseball fields from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. The U.S. Cellular Little League Takeover will allow the youth baseball players ages 5-13 to experience what it is like to be a Smokies player for a day.
"We are the definition of excited to team up with U.S. Cellular for this event," added Smokies President and COO Chris Allen. "This is an awesome event to allow these kids the chance to experience what it is like to be a genuine Smokies ballplayer for a day. We are thrilled to give back to the community."
The event will take place at the Fountain City Ballfields located at 3701 Ludo Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918. The youth baseball players will play their scheduled games with a host announcing the players, on-field games, inflatables, prizes, and much more. The youth baseball players will also have a chance to feel like a true Smokies player with a mock interview station featuring a podium and a media backdrop where they can answer questions following their game.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these kids," said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee. "Providing an opportunity for them to enjoy a day as a professional baseball player is as exciting for us as it is for them. We're grateful to have the ability to bring meaningful experiences to the communities we serve."
The U.S. Cellular Little League Takeover will also feature Smokies mascots interacting with the players throughout the event.
ABOUT THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
The Tennessee Smokies are the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Members of the ten-team Southern League, Smokies baseball has been entertaining families and fans of America's national pastime in the East Tennessee region for over 100 years. To learn more about the Tennessee Smokies, visit www.smokiesbaseball.com
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 offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. For the fifth time in a row, U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance, according to J.D. Power's twice-annual U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.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.
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