Press Release
United Way to Tip Off 2007 Campaign at Fraze
Coach Brian Gregory Serving as Honorary Campaign Chair

Dayton, OH, August 30, 2007 - University of Dayton Men's Basketball Coach Brian Gregory, serving as the 2007 Honorary Campaign Chair, will "tip off" this year's United Way Campaign tonight at the Fraze Pavillion. A sellout crowd is expected for the event - a benefit concert starring the Funk Brothers, the legendary studio band of Motown, with Dayton's own Tumust and the Serious Young Musicians. This is the third annual United Live Concert for Community, but the first time that United Way of the Greater Dayton Area brought in a national act.

"Motown gave the world music that carries a message abour respecting and celebrating diversity," said Marc R. Levy, United Way President. "In this spirit, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to bring the original Motown sound to our community."

At the concert, Gregory will annouce the 2007 Campaign goal of $12 million. The local campaign supports 84 health and human service organizations in Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties. Last year, $11.8 million was raised and 236,871 people received United Way funded services, over 22,000 more that the year before. United Way officials anticipate the number of residents in need of services will continue to grow this year as the community continues to undergo the current economic transition.

United Live was sponsored by 92.1 WROU, WHIO TV, Qbase, Dayton Daily News, and Novak and Associates.
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