Learn about the Spire ‘10,000 Reasons Why’ Initiative at The World Games 2022

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L to R – The World Games CEO Nick Sellers, A.G. Gaston’s Frank E. Adams and Spire’s President Joe Hampton. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Birmingham Organizing Committee for The World Games 2022 (TWG2022) made a special announcement today at the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club.

Spire, the 5th largest publicly traded natural gas company in the country, will be a Premier Partner of TWG2022— becoming the presenting sponsor of gymnastics competitions at Legacy Arena and Sloss Furnaces. 

To celebrate their commitment to TWG2022 Spire has launched the Spire: 10,000 Reasons Why initiative. 

About the Initiative

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Photo via The World Games 2022

The Spire: 10,000 Reasons Why initiative was created to support local communities. Through the initiative, Spire will gift 10,000 tickets to The World Games 2022 to organizations and individuals in the communities they serve, giving more people the opportunity to experience The World Games 2022.

Spire is working closely with The World Games 2022 Vice President of Community Engagement Kathy Boswell to identify organizations for ticket donations. 

Boswell said she’s excited to have Spire on board.

“Intentional is one of my favorite words.” Boswell said. “That’s the word that describes Spire. They have provided a way to engage the community in 10,000 intentional ways, and that’s simply marvelous.”

A Generational Opportunity

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President of Spire Alabama, Mississippi and Gulf Coast Joe Hampton addressing The World Games 2022 Birmingham news conference on August 11, 2021. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Joe Hampton, a Birmingham native and president of Spire Alabama, Mississippi, and Gulf Coast added

“We are really excited as a corporation to be a part of such a once in a generational opportunity.”

Hampton noted at the news conference that he  grew up about five miles from the new A.G. Gaston facility near Crossplex in the Five Points West community.

“We’re proud to support The World Games 2022 and the Spire:10,000 Reasons Why program, And we’re honored to provide an opportunity for people in our communities who may otherwise not be able to attend this historic event. Enriching the lives of others very much reflects our mission and values.”

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The World Games Are Coming sign at Crossplex. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games summed up why Spire’s commitment to the Games matter:

“Spire’s investment in The World Games 2022 to ensure that 10,000 of our folks in our community have the ability to watch this incredible event and to be a part of witnessing history is really what makes Spire such a great corporate partner and a great friend to everybody in this community.”

Have you gotten your tickets to The World Games 2022? Visit https://twg2022.com

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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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