Former NFL Players’ Super Bowl Event to Benefit YWCA Central Alabama

January 16, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend Super Bowl Sunday? We’d love for you to join us as we “Party with the Pros,” and you can help the YWCA Central Alabama while you’re watching the big game.

The NFLPA Birmingham Former Players chapter will host a viewing party February 1, 2015 at The Southern Kitchen and Bar in Uptown, and proceeds from the event will benefit the YWCA, The Arc of Jefferson County and Children’s Village. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and tickets are $30 and are available by clicking here.

Guests will get to watch the big game with some of their favorite former NFL players, many of whom played for The University of Alabama or Auburn University before turning pro. Light snacks will be served at the event, and there will be a cash bar. Attendees may also order off the menu. Door prizes, a silent auction and a photo booth are also part of the lineup.

“It’s a fun way for us to give back to the community and highlight some of the agencies we support,” said Chris Goode, president of the local chapter and former Alabama and Indianapolis Colts player. The NFLPA has more than 30 local chapters of former players around the country, but Birmingham is the only city without an NFL team nearby to have a chapter. The group has more than 70 members, including Joe Cribbs, Bobby Humphrey, Lionel James and Antonio Langham.This is the second time the YWCA has teamed up with the former NFL players. In October, Goode, Langham and Wesley Britt filmed a public service announcement as part of the YW’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign.

This is the second time the YWCA has teamed up with the former NFL players. In October, Goode, Langham and Wesley Britt filmed a public service announcement as part of the YW’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign. The PSA was featured on the World YWCA’s website and by media outlets across the country.

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