Each year, the Atlanta Office raises money for United Way, and this year the planning committee got extra creative with ways for the office to come together and raise money for a great cause!
The campaign started off with a kickoff breakfast, where Flip Spiceland of the United Way spoke to the office. Scott Wagner and Gordon Berger, along with Vicki Lane, Shannon O'Brien, Tamia Flemister, and Savannah Harmon chaired the fundraiser. They announced at the breakfast the various ways the office could join the fun and get involved. This year's fundraising opportunities included a Wii bowling tournament, a Halloween Attorney Costume Lottery, and Jeans Friday.
Four teams battled in a Wii bowling tournament for a crowd of excited fans (coworkers) who paid to see the event. After sweat and heartbreak, team "The Dudes," comprised of Shannon O'Brien, Scott Wagner, and Sarah Adams, took home the victory!
The Halloween Attorney Costume Lottery was a new money-raising event this year. Attorneys had the opportunity to put a fellow attorney's name into a "hat," for the low price of $5.00 an entry. Whichever lucky lawyer had their name purchased the most times had to wear a costume of his legal assistant's choosing. Cullen Stafford made a lovely cavewoman, as chosen by his legal assistant Lois Bebergal.
Jeans Friday gave the attorney and staff in the Atlanta office the opportunity to wear jeans each Friday until the year's end! It was not only the most popular fundraiser, but the biggest money maker as well.
While the great team in Atlanta always has fun with the United Way Campaign, what really matters is the money raised. This year, The Atlanta office raised $14,649.00 for their annual United Way Campaign.
"The importance of the campaign, the reason we are so excited to do it each year, is to help others in need and to enrich their lives by providing education and opportunity," said Berger.