United Way of
Greater Lorain County to kickoff Annual Campaign on Friday, Aug.
22 at Mike Bass Ford
United Way of Greater Lorain County
will kickoff its annual campaign on Friday, August 22, 2014 from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a tailgate-themed party at Mike
Bass Ford in Sheffield Village, Ohio.
The Campaign Kickoff is free and open to the public, but
registration is required by visiting
www.uwloraincounty2014kickoff.eventbrite.com. Attendees are
challenged to white out Mike Bass Ford during the kickoff by
wearing a Live United t-shirt to the event. Shirts will
also be distributed while supplies last to those without a Live
“This is an exciting way for us to start our campaign season and
to bring awareness to the work that we’re doing throughout
Greater Lorain County,” said United Way of Greater Lorain County
executive director Bill Harper. “We plan on having a lot
of fun as a way to thank our great supporters and to energize
the community for the challenge that lies ahead.”
Lunch will include hamburgers and hotdogs fresh off the grill as
well as side dishes prepared by the Lorain County Community
College Culinary Arts Program and the Oberlin Inn.
Healthier alternatives to traditional tailgate fair will be
offered, including turkey burgers and fresh fruits and
from WKYC Channel 3 will host the event. Tarpley is a Lorain
native and LCCC graduate. Entertainment will be provided by the
Elyria High School drum line as well as mascots from the
Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland State
University, Lake Erie Crushers, Lake Erie Monsters, Lorain
County Community College, and the Lorain County Metro Parks.
A variety of interactive stations will take place inside and
outside of the Mike Bass Ford showroom, including a Fill the
Bus promotion. Attendees are encouraged to drop off school
supplies as they enter the event. Visiting the stations will
offer chances at prizes, including a Joe Haden autographed
football and a Kindle.
A press conference will be held at 11 a.m., prior to the start
of kickoff. The press conference will include an exclusive
screening of United Way of Greater Lorain County’s new campaign
video as well as remarks from Tim Alcorn, 2014 campaign chair
and station manager at WEOL radio, Mike Bass Ford president
Jim Bass, and Harper.