As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to root for the Birmingham Stallions, Birmingham Promise was thrilled to receive a portion of ticket sales for the team’s recent game against the Houston Gamblers.
That $1,300 will help Birmingham Promise continue to provide college and career opportunities for students in Birmingham City Schools, and the Stallions were gracious to highlight Birmingham Promise in its pregame and gameday festivities.
Among other things, Birmingham Promise Executive Director Samantha Williams was interviewed by Russell Jones at WBRC Fox 6 as part of the coverage of the Stallions’ “205 Day” celebration.
While the game’s final score was a disappointment for Stallions’ fans, Birmingham Promise walked away feeling like a winner.
“We are so grateful to the Stallions and the USFL for supporting Birmingham Promise in this way,” said Williams, who attended the game with her sister Marilyn. “We welcome community partnerships of all shapes and sizes, and they all make a difference for the students we serve. The Stallions’ support will help us expand opportunities for Birmingham’s young people and build a skilled workforce that will benefit our city far into the future.”
Birmingham Promise has provided paid internships to more than 200 students in Birmingham City Schools and helped more than 1,000 Birmingham graduates attend college tuition-free. For more information, visit www.birminghampromise.org.