United Way Leadership Dinner to feature Vols Al Wilson and Jeff Hall

On the evening of April 1st, United Way of Sevier County will host the United Way Leadership Dinner featuring University of Tennessee Volunteers alumni Al Wilson and Jeff Hall as the keynote speakers.

AL Wilson and Jeff Hall served as team captains for the Volunteers when they won the 1998 National Championship.  Jeff Hall became the Volunteers’ all-time leading scorer that year. Al Wilson was named All American and was the first player selected by the Denver Broncos in the 1999 draft. During his career he went on to become a five time all-pro linebacker with the Denver Broncos. 

Amy S. Harper, executive director for United Way, “United Way depends heavily upon the support of community investors to help us reach our yearly campaign goal.  We are a unique county as we do not have a lot of industry like other counties to help us with employee campaigns, but Sevier County is a place where neighbors help neighbors.  Every dollar raised through the campaign will go back into the community.  United Way provides funding for fifteen community partner agencies who provide much needed services to thousands of Sevier County residents.  It’s a win- win partnership.”

“We are very excited to have both of these successful young men sharing on what it takes to be a leader,” said United Way’s board chair Russell Treadway.  This year's dinner will be at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge and should be quite a night.  It will be the cap on what has been a very successful campaign year for us as a new board.”

In addition to the featured speakers, United Way will also be recognizing its Volunteers of the Year, new board members, and will introduce the 2014 Campaign Chair.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to bid on some very exciting auction items.


Businesses or individuals can sponsor a table of eight that evening for $1,000 or individual seats for a donation.  For more information or to reserve a place, please contact Amy S. Harper or Kathy Voncannon at 865-430-5727.