Black Belt Community Foundation launches fourth popular ‘Throw and Go’ Fundraiser Contest during month of November


Special to the
Opelika Observer

For the fourth year in a row, the Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) is conducting its “Throw & Go Contest” – an annual fundraiser created by the BBCF’s Community Associates to support the Black Belt Leadership Development Program, Young Men and Boys of Color Initiative, the Black Belt Believe and Achieve Education Initiative and the Community Grants Program.
The prize is something well-sought after in the state of Alabama, a pair of tickets to the 2019 Iron Bowl (Alabama vs. Auburn football game) to be played at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn on Nov. 30. The tickets were given by a donor to BBCF for the specific purpose of this effort.
”The winning combination of Alabamians’ passion for football with their deeply seated values of giving and helping their neighbor is what makes Throw & Go such a successful campaign each year. This is a fun, team-spirited way for many people to come together to help their own communities!” said BBCF President Felecia Lucky.
How to
Potential participants will be asked to give a $5 donation for a ticket, which creates an entry for them into the prize drawing. All the tickets will be placed in a container, and one of BBCF’s board of directors will be randomly selected to pull one ticket from the container on Nov. 18. The name that is pulled out will be the individual selected to participate in the Black Belt Community Foundation “Throw & Go Contest.” This drawing will be captured by video and shared to the media and public via social media for transparency. The BBCF Community Associate Program Officer or BBCF President will contact the contestant on Nov. 18 immediately following the drawing.
The Community Associate Program Officer will schedule the “Throw & Go Skills Contest” prior to the Iron Bowl.
For the “Throw & Go Skills Contest,” the contestant will have three tries to complete a 12-yard pass to a BBCF staff member. The 12 yards are symbolic of the 12 counties that are in the Black Belt Community Foundation’s service area. Again, the skills contest will be captured by video for transparency and documentation of the integrity of the contest. For any questions related to Throw & Go, contact Christopher Spencer at the BBCF office 334-874-1126 or by email to
Find out more about BBCF and “Throw & Go” at
Join their social media community and follow “Throw & Go” live updates at
During the last 14 years, BBCF has worked tirelessly to help Alabama’s most challenged region realize its potential. BBCF has awarded more than $5 million in grants to support more than 450 community-led initiatives across BBCF’s 12-county service area in the Black Belt. The BBCF was established in 2004 to support local efforts that contribute to the strength, innovation and success of all of the region’s people and communities.


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