United Way 2011 Campaign Kick-Off BBQ
For Immediate Release
Kim Petitti, City of Brantford
Pulled pork, hot dogs, chips and pop will be on the menu at the City of Brantford’s United Way Campaign Kick-off barbecue on Friday, September 30, 2011, in the City Hall Courtyard.
The event is the official launch of the City’s campaign. At 12 noon, the United Way, Mayor Chris Friel and City of Brantford CAO Ted Salisbury will commemorate the occasion with the raising of the United Way flag. After that, it’s bbq fun until 2 p.m.!
When: Friday, September 30, 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Brantford City Hall Courtyard, 100 Wellington Square
What: United Way Campagin Kick-Off BBQ
- Combo plate of pulled pork on a bun or a hot dog, chips and a pop for $6
- 50/50 draw - $5 for 3 tickets
- Draw prizes - $5 for 3 tickets
- For those who want to participate but can’t make it to the bbq, the City is taking pre-orders that will be ready for pick-up by 11:30 on September 30. Phone Debby Read at 519-759-4222 ext. 4300 to place your order.
2011 is a big year for the City of Brantford United Way campaign that has been made even bigger now that Paul Williamson of The Williamson Group challenged employees of the City of Brantford and affiliated unions to raise $50,000 for Brant United Way.
The City’s response? Game on! CAO Ted Salisbury and Mayor Chris Friel stepped up to the plate and readily accepted the challenge. “I encourage all employees of the City of Brantford to support this initial fund-raising kick-off and consider how else they can help in meeting the needs of the agencies who provide support and assistance to many in our community,” Salisbury said.
All proceeds from this event go the Brant United Way – all are encouraged to come out and support this worthy cause. 2011 workplace campaigns run from September 9 until November 25, 2011. There will be more events happening throughout Brantford – stay tuned for updates in the upcoming weeks!
The Brant United Way is a volunteer-led organization working towards improving quality of life for people in our community. All donations are invested locally in one or many of the United Way’s 18 Member Agencies, who depend on support to sustain the programs and services running in our area.