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Tickets still available for United Way’s 2015 campaign kickoff event


From Illinois Business Journal news services

EAST ALTON — “Tailgating for United Way,” the 2015 fund-raising campaign kickoff event for the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis, is  planned for Thursday, Sept. 3.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at or by contacting United Way at (618) 258-9800.

Guests will enjoy a selection of local food, drinks, entertainment and a silent auction throughout the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Community College’s N. O. Nelson Campus, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025. In addition, a VIP Rams Suite for 18 people including a $500 food and beverage credit, generously donated by Scott Credit Union, will be available to win in a raffle.

Wearing football jerseys or a favorite team’s color is encouraged but not required. Tickets for the event are $30 per person, with proceeds benefitting United Way’s Southwest Illinois Division.

The Southwest Illinois Division serves Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin and Madison counties. Nearly 40 local health and human service organizations that help people in the community are supported by the Southwest Illinois Division’s annual fundraising campaign each year.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact United Way at (618) 258-9800.

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