UT men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall was at ORNL Monday to help kick off a United Way Campaign.

Tyndall was the key note speaker, talking on behalf of United Way about all of their projects that give back to the people of East Tennessee.

The campaign is working to reach their financial goal so that it can help as many organizations as possible.

"I want to give back not just financially, but give back in regard to spending time with people. There's no better way to spend my time or give back to the community than through things like this today and I'm very proud to be a part of it," said Tyndall.

United Way partners with organizations big and small, including the University of Tennessee, Red Cross and the Boys and Girls Club.