Boiling n Bragging – the District 6860 Event to raise funds for the Critical Care Transport of Children’s Hospital

Boiling N’ Bragging is a football season kick-off party and low country boil.  This was our 9th year to help in hosting this event with Children’s.  This was the first year that the Rotary District was primarily responsible for the planning for this event.  Guests enjoyed live music, $1 drink specials and kids’ activities.  Entertainment was provided by Lance Taylor and Rockstar from WJOK’s Roundtable.  This event was held at Otey’s Tavern in Mountain Brook on Saturday, August 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  Families were welcomed to this event.  Guests were encouraged to wear their favorite college football team colors.  SEC Football teams were well represented as where schools within other conferences.  Over 15 school tents were set up to support their teams.

This yearly event benefits the Critical Care Transport program at Children’s of Alabama.  This team transports more than 1,000 critically ill and injured children each year, and serves as a mobile extension of the hospital.  The team members include highly trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists with the knowledge, understand and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care.

Tickets to attend were $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Children 10 and younger were admitted free.

In order to publicize this event, Jason Peterson representing the Critical Care Transport and I were invited to attend several public appearances at local radio and TV stations.  On Wednesday, August 16th, we were at Fox 6 for a TV appearance.  The UAB cheerleaders accompanied us as did Blaze, the UAB mascot.  On Thursday, August 17th, we appeared on TV at ABC 33/40.  On Friday, August 18, we completed a radio interview at Talk 99.5.  These appearances were coordinated by Jody Seal, Coordinator of Media Relations at Children’s of Alabama.

More to come

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