Public Invited to High-Octane Kickoff Party Sept. 6

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:26pm -- webmaster

United Way of Sumner County is inviting the public to attend a high-spirited, high-octane Tailgate Party and Pep Rally to launch its $1 Million 2018 fundraising campaign!

Presented by First Tennessee Bank, the 2018 Campaign Kickoff is 5-7 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 6, outside the Cliff & Dee Dee Ernst Classic Car Showroom at 744 E. Main Street in Hendersonville. This is a free event, but you must register/rsvp by noon on Tues., Sept. 4.

In addition to hearing updates on our plans for the coming year, you'll get to meet United Way's 2018 leadership team, enjoy a complimentary tailgating meal while listening to live music, and, in a rare opportunity, take a walk through the showroom of beautifully restored and maintained classic automobiles from the Ernst family's collection.

“There is a lot of exciting surrounding our 2018 Campaign before it even starts, so we’re hoping to see a big crowd at our kickoff party,” UWSC Executive Director Steve Doremus said. “This event is unlike any kickoff we’ve had in the past, and we believe it will set the tone for what we expect to be our most successful campaign ever.”

Guests are encouraged to show their spirit with high school, college, pro-football, United Way, or company attire. Contests include:

  •   Best Themed/Most Spirited Group; and
  •   Best United Way Cheer - write, choreograph, and perform an original United Way Cheer with coworkers for fun and prizes, featuring our slogan: United We Fight. United We Win. Join the Fight!

 Register online at, by calling us at (615) 461-8371, or by emailing, by noon on Tues., Sept. 4.