This September, college-bound students from five of Birmingham’s high schools will take the stage with executives from some of Birmingham’s best companies for the third annual Ed Family Game Night at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
In the first two years of the event, eight students were awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships. Those students are now studying in colleges across the country—from locally at Birmingham-Southern College and UAB, to Georgetown University, Berea College, Tuskegee University, and Wilberforce University.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:30pm, students from five schools will participate–competing for increased scholarships along with returning teams of local executives from Protective Life Corporation, UAB-University of Alabama at Birmingham. New this year is the Lightning Round, sponsored by al.com, where one student will compete a brand new scholarship this year.
Jamerial Gardner, graduate of George Washington Carver High School was winner of the first Ed Family Game Night. In reflecting on her participation in the first Ed Family Game Night, she says, “Ed’s Game Night hit me emotionally because just knowing that there are people who believe in me was a blessing to me.” As she begins her second year at Wilberforce University, Jamerial is majoring in Biology and hopes to eventually earn a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling.
Carlos Torres, also a Carver graduate, was a co-winner of the second annual Ed Family Game Night, playing along with executives from UAB. He says, “Being part of the Family Game Night was one of the best opportunities I’ve had.” Carlos is now a freshman at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.
The Birmingham Education Foundation’s mission is to ensure more students are graduating from Birmingham City Schools ready for college, career, and life—and Ed Family Game Night highlights the talented students who participate in Educate Local programs. At the same time, the event raises funds to support Ed’s programs and to increase scholarships for our deserving students. You can support the event by purchasing a ticket to the event, through the box office at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, or by clicking here.
Get ready to show support for the team of your choice by purchasing your ticket today. Each ticket includes the food and drink reception from 5-6pm, and your seat to the 6:30pm show.