PRESS RELEASE: Memphis Airshow gives $405,000 to three United Way partner agencies helping children and youth succeed

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m- 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: The Memphis Air Show presented three checks ($135,000 each) to three United Way partner agencies helping children and youth succeed:
Boy Scouts of America Chickasaw Council, Madonna Learning Center and Memphis Oral School for the Deaf.
WHERE: United Way of the Mid-South, 6775 Lenox Center Court, Suite 200 at the United Way boardroom
WHO: For more information, contact Dave Skorupa, United Way of the Mid-South’s V.P. of Communications, at 901.433.4380

(MEMPHIS, TN) Memphis Airshow President Frank Wellborn and representatives from the Memphis Airshow presented checks worth a total of $450,000 to three United Way nonprofit partner agencies on Friday, Dec. 2, at the United Way of the Mid-South offices, 6775 Lenox Center Court, Suite 200, Memphis, TN.

United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl (left) with (from left) Frank Wellborn, Kathy Mosteller, J. T. Loy, Elizabeth Sumner and John Sumner from the Memphis Airshow

Three checks for $135,000 each were presented to the Boys Scouts of America Chickasaw Council, Madonna Learning Center and Memphis Oral School for the Deaf to help the nonprofits continue their work in our region.

“This is an amazing gift to three very important United Way partner agencies who work to improve the lives of children across our region,” said Bryce Haugsdahl, President of United Way of the Mid-South. “We are very pleased to help the Memphis Airshow, and we know these funds will be put to very good use helping children in our area.”

Memphis Airshow President Frank Wellborn was joined by fellow Airshow leaders Kathy Mosteller, J.T. Loy, Elizabeth Sumner and John Sumner for the presentation.

Memphis Airshow President Frank Wellborn talks about the challenges volunteers overcame to present the show earlier this year.

Earlier this summer, the Memphis Airshow thrilled crowds as aviation entertainers (including the world-famous Blue Angels aerobatics team) performed in Millington, TN and raised funds for the three United Way of the Mid-South nonprofit partners.

The Memphis Airshow team was joined by representatives from the three United Way nonprofit partner agencies. Woody Woodward, James Moore and scout Demetrius Maclin represented the Boy Scouts of America, Chickasaw Council; the Madonna Learning Center was represented by Michael Barrella and John Haase; and Memphis Oral School for the Deaf was represented by Teresa Schwartz.

The Memphis Air Show representatives were joined by representatives from FedEx (which was the presenting sponsor of the air show) and United Way of the Mid-South staff for the check presentation.

Each of the three United Way partner agencies received a check for $135,000, bringing the Memphis Airshow’s charitable giving total to $405,000, surpassing the organizing team’s expectations.

For additional information, please contact Dave Skorupa, United Way’s Vice President of Communications, at 901.433.4380. Additional photos from this event will be posted on the United Way News Center in coming days.

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