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United Way of Greater Knoxville’s 2014 Campaign Kickoff Run of Show
6:30 p.m. Set-up at Tennessee Theatre
6:45 a.m. Staff arrive – make sure everything is in place
Volunteers arrive and get assignments
7:30 a.m. Attendees begin arriving; boxed breakfast is set up in lobby and ready to go
Staff encourages everyone to move to front seats and that the program starts promptly at 8:00
7:00 – 7:50 THANK YOU SLIDES SCROLL IN LOOP AS PEOPLE FILE IN
7:50 Show UW launch video for prior year, low volume
7:54 Play up beat music, but low enough for people tobe able to converse.
SHOW LOGO SLIDE
8:00 Tommy Schmid:
Good morning, I am the United Way of Greater Knoxville Board of Directors Chairman,
Tommy Schmid, and I want to welcome all of you to this morning’s two-thousand-
fourteen campaign kickoff!
Before we begin our program, I would like to invite Pastor, John Stuart from Erin
Presbyterian Church to give an invocation.
Tommy steps back slightly; Pastor Stuart takes the podium
8:01 John Stuart gives the invocation
Thank you Pastor.
We have a special treat for you this morning. United Way supports the University
Assisted Community School Program at Pond Gap Elementary. Children who participate
in this program benefit from your generosity.
Now, please welcome the Pond Gap Elementary School Choir.
Tommy steps to the side of the stage; Choir performs
8:03:30 Pond Gap Choir sings
Weren’t they wonderful? Let’s give them a big round of applause.
We have another special surprise for you this morning. I’m thrilled to introduce the
head coach of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team, who is also a friend
and donor to United Way of Greater Knoxville. Let’s give a big welcome to Coach
Tommy steps back; Donnie takes the podium
8:08 Donnie Tyndall speaks
What an honor for the coach to take time out of his busy schedule to be here. Coach,
Hold for applause.
Now I would like to introduce the man of the hour. Not only is he the Founder,
Chairman and CEO of Radio Systems; he is also the owner of the Tennessee Smokies
Baseball team; with his wife, Jenny, he owns Boyd’s Jig & Reel in the Old City; he is a Big
Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and he sits on several boards,
including the Boy Scouts and the Knoxville Zoo.
He has also worked to improve statewide educational issues, working closely with our
And, did I mention he is working toward making Knoxville the most pet friendly city in
Needless to say, we are honored to have the hardest working man in Knoxville as our
two-thousand-fourteen campaign chair.
Please help me welcome, Mr. Randy Boyd.
Tommy steps off the stage; Randy takes the podium.