United Way Kicks Off--Pep Rally Style!

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The kids are back in school and so is the United Way of the Big Bend. And it's set a campaign goal this year of 7.25 million dollars. The United Way is always looking for new ways to kick off campaigns and this year it did it with a pep rally. FSU and FAMU cheerleaders lined the entrance to the kick off event at the Tallahassee Auto Museum. With bar-b-que, loud music, and noise--it was just like getting ready for a high school football game. United Way organizers even through a pop quiz at each table of supporters. If they passed with flying colors--they won cash!

About 400 organizations and businesses in the Big Bend--or students as they are calling them--are getting pumped to raise money for their campaign goal. Bill Montford, the UWBB Campaign Chair said, "There may be less people who are able to give to United Way, so that means those of us who still have jobs. Those of us who are still doing well--we just got to dig a little bit deeper. We got to do a little more for those who need a helping hand."

United Way says this year's campaign is all about going back to school to learn the A-B-Cs on how to Live United.

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