The Tulsa Area United Way will announce its annual goal and kick off its campaign at the MidFirst Backyard Bowl between Jenks and Union High Schools on Friday, Sept. 13, at the University of Tulsa’s Chapman Stadium.
The announcement will mark the second year the Tulsa Area United Way has launched its campaign during the annual Jenks-Union game – one of the nation’s most legendary high school football events.
“Football and the Tulsa Area United Way’s annual campaign are two of our community’s most beloved fall traditions,” said Mark R. Graham, President and CEO. “We are excited to announce our goal and begin our campaign before nearly 15,000 football fans.”
The announcement of the goal will be made during a special presentation just prior to the game, which is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., and also can be viewed live on Cox Cable channel 3.
Joining Graham to make the pregame announcement will be Becky J. Frank, president of Schnake Turnbo Frank, who is serving as the chair of this year’s United Way campaign, and Ed Fariss, president of MidFirst Bank in Tulsa. Students from Jenks and Union High Schools will assist the United Way in announcing its goal.
The evening also will feature the presentation of the Tulsa Area United Way campaign video and special campaign announcements during the game.
“We are proud to partner with MidFirst Bank, Union Public Schools and Jenks Public Schools and participate in this popular and exciting event,” Graham said.
Tickets will be available beginning on Aug. 26, and are $4 for students, $7 for adults (general admission) or $10 for reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased at any MidFirst Bank location in the Tulsa area or at Jenks or Union High Schools, or at the game.