Mayor and City Commissioners Declare Tomorrow United Way Day
Donate to a Good Cause and Win Prizes at Oct. 23 City Commission Meeting
October 22, 2013
Do you want to make a big difference in your community? Well, then, get involved with the City of Tallahassee's "Stand Tall and Grab the Ball for United Way" campaign. This campaign aims to raise nearly $275,000 for United Way of the Big Bend. With this contribution, 45 different human service agencies in our region can make a big difference in the lives of many families, friends and neighbors. To raise money and call attention to this charitable campaign, the office of the Mayor and City Commission declare tomorrow, Oct. 23, "City Commission United Way Day."
In addition to trading in their business suits for United Way t-shirts, the Mayor and City Commissioners will take part in festivities throughout the day. Beginning at 9 a.m., City employees and the public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $1 each at City Hall, located at 300 S. Adams Street, for a chance to win prizes from area businesses including Whole Foods, Millennium Day Spa, Trader Joe's, Bass Pro Shop and others. Winners of this "Celebrity Drawing" will be announced at the City Commission meeting and aired on the City's public access channel, WCOT Comcast and CenturyLink Channel 13. Winners need not be present to claim prizes. Tickets may be purchased until 7 p.m.
At 3 p.m., outside the City Commission Chambers, the Mayor, City Commissioners and appointed officials will shoot it out in a basketball free throw contest. The final two ballers will duke it out in a "Battleback Basketball Blowout," which is a fast pace, winner-take-all game. Two donated trophies are up for grabs to be proudly displayed on the dais during the City Commission meeting. The two trophies include "Overall Winner" and "Most Likely NOT to be Drafted by the NBA." Each participant will be asked to make a monetary donation that is equal to or higher than the total points achieved.
Additionally, John Hogan, United Way 2013 - 2014 campaign chairman, and Heather Mitchell, president of United Way, will present a progress report on the City's donations to date at the City Commission meeting.
Last year, City of Tallahassee employees contributed nearly $250,000 to the United Way. This year, the City is on its way to raising its goal of $274,850. The City's United Way campaign will come to an end on Nov. 21.
For more information on the City's United Way campaign, please call chairpersons Mike Tadros, general manager of Underground Utilities, at 891-5107 or Sabrina Holloman, chief information systems officer of Information Systems Services (ISS), at 891-8402.
Heather Teter, Department of Communications, 891-8533; or Allie Merzer Fleming, Office of the City Commission, 891-2087