Story by Chelsea-Catherine Croom, Photography by Woody Woodard & Chelsea-Catherine Croom
On Saturday, July 29, community members flocked to the Carl Perkins Civic Center for United Way’s Annual UNITAS event where they enjoyed socializing, a wonderful meal and an evening with special guest speaker Kurt Warner.
Kurt Warner is a former National Football League quarterback, a current TV football analyst and a philanthropist. He played for three NFL teams: the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. He led the Cardinals and the Rams to the Super Bowl, winning with the Rams in 2003. He has been awarded NFL MVP twice and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2017.
Warner engaged the crowd and delivered an empowering message, staying in line with the focus of United Way of West Tennessee. It was a special and elegant evening celebrating the good works done in the community by the organization as well as many guests in attendance.
United Way of West Tennessee has 75 years of service in the region and currently invests in the following counties: Carroll, Henry, Dyer, Lake, Madison, Crockett, Gibson, Haywood, Henderson, Decatur, Hardeman, Chester, McNairy and Weakley. For more information about United Way, this year’s Unitas event or planning for Unitas 2018, please visit www.unitedway.tn.org.