Lettermen of the USA One Yard At A Time Gala

Lettermen of the USA One Yard At A Time Gala

Feb 21st 20206pm-10pm

Proving that rival teams and rival fan bases can work together to achieve a common goal is what Lettermen of the USA is all about. Lettermen of the USA (LotUSA) is a national charitable organization of former college athletes, as well as active and former coaches who have teamed up to help serve honorably discharged veterans, wounded veterans, and former college players in need. This volunteer member network gives back to its communities by volunteering during natural disasters, helping feed the homeless at local shelters, supporting wounded veterans or simply giving an autographed football to someone who needs encouragement from one of their gridiron heroes. Lettermen of the USA is hosting the 2nd Annual “One Yard at A Time Gala” on Friday, February 21st at 6pm. The Gala will include former players, coaches and fans of opposing colleges and universities coming together to unite in support of Lettermen of the USA. Proceeds raised during this Gala will be used to help LotUSA mission to help veterans and former players by providing ADA compliant home renovations, personal mobility aids, specialized vehicles and funds for medical expenses. There will be a live auction with seated dinner, photo and autograph opportunities with former and current athletes, World War II, and Military veterans. The event will honor UAB Blazers Head Football Coach Bill Clark, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Captain Gary Mike Rose, US Army Medal of Honor Recipient. The event will include many familiar faces of former players, coaches, veterans and more! In addition to participating in local causes this service organization has given over 300 footballs signed by coaches and players known as “Autographs for Heroes” to soldiers injured during their military service at the recipients favorite school from all over the USA. In 2011, the first autographed football ever presented by Lettermen of the USA was given by a former University of Alabama football player to a wounded Auburn veteran signed by Pat Sullivan. Lettermen of the USA is looking to expand in the future and provide homes for homeless veterans with the establishment of the “50 Yard Line House”. The idea of this program is similar to the Ronald McDonald House but to help veterans, wounded veterans, former college athletes, and disaster victims. This would be a center or subdivision used to get these people off the street and provide services and training to get them back on their feet. Darryl Fuhrman a former Alabama football player is the Founder and President of Lettermen of the USA and it all began after the 2011 tornado devastated Tuscaloosa. Fuhrman helped organize a flag football Iron Bowl game between former Alabama and Auburn players that raised $150,000 for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. Fuhrman says “We have taken the many diverse skills of athletes and coaches and built a national platform. No organization is worth its salt that doesn’t help its own. The service organization are 100% volunteers donating their time and resources to serve those in need and those who have served us all. Event Information: 2nd Annual Lettermen of the USA Fundraiser Dinner & Auction Friday, February 21, 2020 6 PM – 10 PM Located at THE CLUB, Inc. / 1 Robert Smith Drive / Birmingham, AL 35209 Tickets can be purchased for $150 at: https://www.lotusa.org For more information contact: lettermenofusa@gmail.com or call 205-394-7521

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