Join United Way’s first ever virtual campaign kickoff with weatherman James Spann on Sept. 10

James Spann wearing a United Way “Live United” T-shirt. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

If there is one person in the Greater Birmingham area who can capture everyone’s attention by taking off his jacket and rolling up his sleeves, it is legendary ABC 33/40 weatherman James Spann.

That is what the United Way of Central Alabama is counting on when they join forces with Spann on Thursday, September 10th at 10:00am for the first ever virtual kickoff of the 2020 United Way Campaign.

Want to attend? Register for a virtual ticket – HERE

Much Different 

Photo courtesy of United Way Central Alabama

Like major events everywhere around Birmingham, the 2020 United Way Campaign Kickoff has gone virtual. 

“This is far different from any kickoff we’ve done,” said John Martin, United Way Senior Vice President for Resource Development. “Usually the kickoff  is an hour or hour and half long luncheon. About half of the program are comments from the Campaign Chair and Pacesetter Chair.  We bring in a motivational speaker to pull people’s heart strings and motivate them to go out and raise money.”

According to Martin, the virtual event will be shorter, about 15-20 minutes, so you do NOT need to set aside a majority of the morning traveling to a venue nor listen to lengthy presentations.

What to Expect

Hope Happens

Expect to hear from United Way’s 2020 Campaign Chair Greg King and Pacesetter Chair Joe Hampton.  During their presentations there will be a few surprises including a memorable (see our feature photo) appearance by Spann.

This is a FREE event and open to EVERYONE! 

Lighthearted Program and an Important Year

Photo of Birmingham Original poster featuring James Spann

“This is really an important year for people to answer the call for our community,” stressed Martin. “It will be a lighthearted program that will bring us together, so we can make “hope happen” for people in our community who need it most.”

If you have any questions please email or call 205-458-2049

We look forward to seeing you virtually on September 10th at 10:00am.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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