Knox Area Urban League gets big gift to help special event

3:46 PM, Sep 20, 2011   |    comments
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The Knoxville Area Urban League got a big gift on Tuesday to help fund a special event. 

U.S. Cellular presented the organization with a $20,000 check as a part of the its sponsorship of the VIP reception for the annual Equal Opportunity Awards gala. 

The celebration recognizes people in East Tennessee who are working to promote diversity and economic empowerment for everyone. It also serves as a major fundraiser for the organization. 

"The gala benefits the programs and services that the Urban League provides. Each year, we serve over 8,000 people in the greater Knoxville area in areas of education and youth, workforce development, housing and business development," said President and CEO of Knoxville Area Urban League Phyllis Nichols.

This year's gala will be held on October 27th.

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