Children’s of Alabama Invites Alabama Fans to Join Wells Fargo and Make a Pledge for Each Crimson Tide Interception
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TUSCALOOSA – Wells Fargo has renewed its “Picks for Kids” partnership with the University of Alabama and Children’s of Alabama for the 2012-13 football season. As part of the “Picks of Kids” campaign, Wells Fargo will once again donate $2,000 to ill and injured kids treated at Children’s for each Alabama Crimson Tide interception of the opposing quarterback’s team.
“We have had a great relationship with Children’s Hospital for years and we are proud to support the work that they do in our communities,” said Leigh Collier, Wells Fargo Regional President for the Mid-South region. “This is a really fun way for us to get involved.”
Children’s of Alabama invites Alabamians of all ages to participate in the program by making a pledge to the program at www.picksforkids.org. Last year Wells Fargo donated $30,000 to Children’s in the campaign. Wells Fargo will announce its donation to Children’s just before kickoff of the 2013 A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Wells Fargo again this football season,” said C.C. Thompson of Children’s of Alabama. “Wells Fargo has been a great advocate for the children and families we treat, from bringing their famous wagon here to give rides, to generous financial support for our medical programs. We also think it’s important to note that gifts like this that are donated to Children’s of Alabama help kids in Alabama. Many national fundraisers target Alabama for donations, but the funds do not directly benefit children in this state.”
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. We want to help all of our customers succeed financially and support long-term economic growth and improved quality of life for everyone in our communities. In 2011, the Company invested $213.5 million in grants in 19,000 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.5 million volunteer hours around the country. For more information, please visit: www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.
About Children’s of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical or physician’s offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Children’s recently moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. More information is available at www.childrensal.org