LAWTON, Okla._The United Way of Southwest Oklahoma still has tickets available for its fall fundraising campaign.
Their second annual campaign kickoff fundraising event is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center. It will start the groups' months-long campaign to raise $1.692 million. Event coordinators say the kickoff will be a great way to connect and aid the group's goal of helping the community.
"We are passionate about helping out the community, doing better than we did last year, and of course meeting our goal. Also this year, we're going to be launching our mobile app, so definitely want to be there to help us on this great campaign," United Way campaign chairman Los Irizarry said.
The keynote speaker is Jay Hewitt, the only person with type 1 diabetes to race for the U.S. National Triathlon team. He'll talk about how he turned his personal challenges into motivation for success.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling the United Way's office at 580-355-0218.