Ozzie Newsome To Speak At Benefit For The Firehouse Shelter June 21st!

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ozzie Newsome to Speak at Benefit for
The Firehouse Shelter

BIRMINGHAM, AL, April 26, 2013—Ozzie Newsome, GM of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and former University of Alabama and NFL football Hall of Famer, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon benefiting The Firehouse Shelter. The event is set for Friday, June 21st from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harbert Center.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 are available. Individual tickets go on sale beginning May 21st for $100.

Newsome will share his message of hope and inspiration highlighting his personal journey from a starring role with the Crimson Tide, to his Hall of Fame career playing NFL football with the Cleveland Browns to eventually winning football’s ultimate crown, a Super Bowl Championship as a professional executive. Firehouse Shelter Executive Director Steve Freeman will give a brief presentation on how the Shelter is making a difference in the lives of the homeless, and there will be a special testimony by one of Shelter’s program alumni.

Freeman says: “We are thrilled to have someone of Ozzie Newsome’s stature come and speak on behalf of The Firehouse Shelter and our mission of serving the area’s homeless. All the money raised at the luncheon will go directly to our housing programs which provide stability to over 210 men staying at one of our facilities each night.”

For nearly 30 years, The Firehouse Shelter has provided homeless men in the Birmingham area with a nurturing and caring environment while empowering each individual to reach their full potential.

Contact Doug Kovash at dkovash@firehouseshelter.com (205) 908-9304 for tickets or corporate sponsorship opportunities. You also can purchase tickets online at www.firehouseshelter.com.

###