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Crosstown Classic United Way Challenge to Once Again Benefit LOU Community

Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores team up for worthwhile cause on Friday, September 7th

During the game, text “CHARGERS” to 40403 to donate! Oxford, Mississippi (August 31, 2018) — As part of the annual football rivalry between the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores, the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County (UWOLC) will once again team up with Lafayette County School District and Oxford School District for the Crosstown Classic United Way Challenge.

With a 7:00 p.m. kickoff time on Friday, September 7, 2018, the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores will compete on the gridiron for Crosstown Classic bragging rights at Bobby Holcomb Field in Oxford, Mississippi. The rivalry is not limited to the field, though, as supporters of both schools can compete between now and Wednesday, September 12, 2018, to see who can raise the most money for the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community. Each district has a unique text-to-donate code that will enable supporters’ donations to be counted towards their favorite hometown team.

To support the Lafayette Commodores, supporters can text “DORES” to 40403, and then click on the link they will receive prompting them to complete their donation. Commodore fans can also simply give online at www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/dores.

To support the Oxford Chargers, supporters can text “CHARGERS” to 40403, and then click on the link they will receive prompting them to complete their donation. In addition, Charger fans can donate online at www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/chargers.

The pledged donation must be collected by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in order for the amount to count towards this year’s competition and the supporter’s team of choice. Every dollar makes a difference and the UWOLC is proud to partner with its local school districts to make a significant impact throughout Oxford and Lafayette County.

“The Crosstown Classic United Way Challenge provides a perfect opportunity to partner with our friends at Oxford School District and Lafayette County School District to make a meaningful impact throughout the LOU community," said UWOLC's Executive Director Kurt Brummett. "Whether someone donates in support of the Chargers or Commodores, the contribution will make a significant difference in the lives of others."

Cash and check donations will also be accepted at the United Way tent at the game as well as at the United Way office in Oxford prior to the contest deadline. A special trophy presentation will be held at the winning school district following the close of the competition.

The series is currently tied after the Lafayette Commodores won last year's Crosstown Classic United Way Challenge. The rivalry will be fierce again this year as both districts seek to bring home the trophy while helping to improve lives and meet needs of local residents.

About the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County

The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County (UWOLC) has promoted the well-being of the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community for nearly 50 years. Since its inception, the UWOLC has sought to advance the common good by mobilizing individuals, organizations and businesses to give, advocate and volunteer. The organization has invested millions of dollars in the LOU community since 1970 and partnered with dozens of organizations to improve lives and meet needs by uniting people and resources. The UWOLC seeks to make a concrete and measurable impact on a daily basis. The aforementioned objective could not be accomplished without the tremendous generosity of its donors as well as the dedicated support of its many partners and volunteers.