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United Way halfway to the finish line

October 25, 2004

Valdosta - A South Georgia United Way chapter is halfway to the finish line in its annual fundraising campaign.

Donations are up for the Valdosta-Lowndes United Way, and there's still four major fundraising events left in this year's campaign.

This week they're teaming up with Spring PCS and VSU for a "Sprint to the Finish" fundraiser. The United Way has been given 1500 tickets to sell for this weekend's Blazer football game, and 50 percent of the profits will go towards the campaign.

"It can make a huge difference for us," said Nicole Holder, Director. "The tickets are $4.00 and $7.00 and with us receiving half of the sales, we can raise a lot."

So far, the United Way has raised about 48 percent of its 1.2 million dollar goal. This year's campaign ends on November 30th.

posted at 3:20 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com