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BIRMINGHAM (August 1, 2013) – Football fans and seafood lovers are invited to the ultimate football season kick-off party on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Otey's Tavern (244 Country Club Park, Mountain Brook) from 6 - 9 p.m. Boiling N' Bragging, a benefit for the Critical Care Transport program at Children's of Alabama, will bring football fans of all ages together for this annual event.

For the fifth straight year, the Rotary District 6860 is hosting a football kick-off party and low country boil. Guests will enjoy live music, $1 drink specials, kids' activities, sports trivia and a celebrity appearance by Lance Taylor from WJOX's Roundtable.

"We are thrilled about this partnership and couldn't be more excited about this event," said Jason Peterson RN, Transport Coordinator. "It's a great opportunity for people in the community to not only come together to celebrate the start of football season, but also make a great impact on our program and the children we serve."

Guests are encouraged to wear their team colors. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and kids (10 and younger) get in free. Street parking will be available. Register online at Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Kelley Burgess at or calling 205.638.9008.

About Critical Care Transport

The Critical Care Transport team originated in 1983, and works to meet the specific need of transporting more than 1,000 critically ill and injured children each year, and serves as a mobile extension of the hospital.

The team members include highly trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care.

About Children's of Alabama

Children's of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past three years, Children's has been ranked among the best children's hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children's from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children's offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham's historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children's South and Children's on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children's of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Children's recently moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. More information is available at