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Cedar Valley United Way Kickoff September 2

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WATERLOO (KWWL)

It's become known as the Rally for the Valley---the official kickoff to the annual Cedar Valley United Way campaign. This year's Rayy For the Valley is set for Wednesday, Setpember 2, at 11:00 AM in downtown Waterloo. Cedar Valley United Way announced the kickoff event Monday in the following press release.

The community is invited to attend the Rally for the Valley, Cedar Valley United Way's annual campaign kick-off. The luncheon event will be held Wednesday, September 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo.

Gary Kroeger from the Mudd Group will serve as emcee for the event, officially kicking off the 2009 Cedar Valley United Way campaign. Speakers for the luncheon include Cedar Valley United Way Board Chair Ken Nelson and 2009 Campaign Chairs Dave Rodger and Jim Mudd, Sr. Community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the need here in the Cedar Valley as well help raise money to kick start the campaign.

During the event, guests will have the chance to purchase balloons for $10.  At the end of the event, balloons will be popped to reveal prizes inside including tickets to the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Grout Museum District, Iowa Speedway, Phelps Youth Pavilion, UNI Football, Waterloo Black Hawks, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Waterloo Community Playhouse; items from Jennifer's, KWWL, L & R Jewelers, ME&V, Scheels, Together for Youth, Tupperware-Bridget Bryson, University Book & Supply and UPS; and gift certificates to Barmuda, Basket of Daisies, Bill Colwell Ford, Bob Brown Car Detailing, Carol Hansen Photography, Cedar Falls Community Theatre, Comfort Suites, Cooper Image Design, Design Studio, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Great Clips, Hardees, Homestead House, Jiva Salon & Spa, Kate's on Main, McDonald's, Scheels, Tan Down Under, The Black Hawk Hotel and The Pump Haus. Visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org for the growing list of prizes.

All money raised during the Rally for the Valley will go toward the Cedar Valley United Way campaign. For the 2009-10 year, Cedar Valley United Way provided over $2 million in funding to programs throughout the Cedar Valley that focus on helping children and youth succeed, supporting the elderly and disabled, and poverty reduction.

Tickets for the event are $20 per person or $150 for a table of eight and may be reserved by calling 319-235-6211 or e-mailing unitedway@cvuw.org by Thursday, August 27.

For more information about Cedar Valley United Way or to learn how you can contribute, visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org.

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