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July 8, 2012

Rogers County United Way gears up for annual fundraising campaign

CLAREMORE — The Rogers County United Way recently introduced the drive chairs elected for the 2013 fundraising campaign to the planning committee of the 2012 campaign.

Ryan Bradley and Mandi Bruner will participate in the planning for the current campaign which gets underway Sept. 13, and will lead the 2013 campaign as drive chairs.   

Bradley is the Athletic Director at Rogers State University. Bruner is the Sales and Marketing Manager at J&J Pharmacy and Gifts.

They join current drive chairs Matt Streeter and Delayna Trease in the effort to help support 26 local community service organizations by encouraging Rogers County citizens to make contribution toward the quality of life throughout the county.

Helping youth learn and develop into healthy productive adults, strengthening families, promoting self-sufficiency and building safer communities are just a few ways that local United Way funds are utilized.

Last year’s campaign raised $510,000.

Events planned for this year include the official kickoff, scheduled for Sept. 13, the annual “Skeet” Smith Golf Tournament  on Sept. 14, and a Poker Run to be held Sept. 15. Additionally, the annual Chocolate Affair is planned for Oct. 4, and the Holiday Boutique will be Dec. 9 and 10.

The kickoff, marking the beginning of the annual campaign, will be in the form of an outdoor concert held at NeMar Shopping Center. The theme will be “Bikes and Blues” with a local blues band performing, and local motorcyclists invited to display their cycles. Festivities, including children’s activities, are free and open to the public.

For additional information, call the United Way office at (918) 343-1165 or visit them on Facebook.

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