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2014 City News Releases

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Tricycle Drag Race to raise money for the United Way of the Ozarks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Come watch the high-speed hilarity starting at 12:30 p.m. today at 216 W. Central as City, Greene County and CU staff pedal their way to the finish line on tricycles to raise money for the United Way! Starting at 12:30, teams from the following departments will compete in lightning-speed, single elimination relay races:

  • Building Development Services
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Information
  • Emergency Management
  • 911
  • Fire
  • Finance
  • Public Works
  • Environmental Services
  • Law
  • Police.

At 1 p.m, City Manager Greg Burris, Greene County Acting Administrator Chris Coulter and CU General Manager Scott Miller will face off to see who is the fastest-pedaling public servant. At 1:15 p.m, the qualifying relay teams will compete for the top spots. Admission to the races is $1 per person. Bottled water, snacks and confetti will also be available for purchase. The Tricycle Drag Race is just one of the City's annual fund-raising activities for its annual United Way drive each fall. Other activities include bake sales, ice cream socials candy sales, a silent auction, a raffle, a tailgate party, a pay-to-wear-your-sports-fan-gear fundraiser and an employee walking challenge led by inBalance, the City's employee wellness program. "Giving Big," is the theme for the City's United Way drive this year. The City's goal this year is to raise at least $118,103 through fund-raising activities and employee pledges. Last year, City employees donated more than $113,000 via individual pledges and fund-raising activities. Nearly $8,500 of that amount was raised with fund-raising competitions, sales and activities. # # # For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

View a schedule of the City's United Way drive.
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