United Way campaign info in mailboxes this week

Staff Report
United Way online: www.unitedwayga.org

The United Way of Greater Augusta is teaming up with Smart Media on a public-awareness effort aimed at getting attention for the annual United Way campaign.

The Smart Media advertising mailer for December will feature information on the United Way campaign. The mailer will be in mailboxes beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1.

“This is a great way to reach those individuals who would not necessarily have the opportunity to become a part of our campaign through their work place,” stated Mary Louise Leake, United Way of Greater Augusta campaign director.

“This is exciting; it is not often that a campaign can reach that many people all at once,” Leake said.

The United Way of Greater Augusta holds a workplace campaign each year to gather in funds for area nonprofits and programs that serve the community. This year’s campaign goal is $750,000 to be gathered in by the end of December. Disbursement of funds will begin in mid-April.

For more information on how you can contribute to the United Way of Augusta’s annual campaign, e-mail Mary Louise Leake at marylouise.leake@unitedway.org or call 540.885.1229. You can also find more information by visiting their website at www.unitedwayga.org.

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.

augusta free press
augusta free press news