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TUSCALOOSA (Aug. 27, 2013) – For the third consecutive year, Wells Fargo will partner with University of Alabama Athletics, Crimson Tide Sports Marketing and Children’s of Alabama in its “Picks for Kids” campaign that will run throughout the 2013-14 football season. As part of the "Picks for Kids" campaign, Wells Fargo will donate $1,000 to ill and injured kids treated at Children's for each pass interception made by the Crimson Tide.
“We have had a great relationship with Children’s for years and we are proud to support the work that they do in our communities,” said Leigh Collier, Wells Fargo Regional President for the Mid-South region. “This is a really fun way for us to get involved.”
Children’s and Wells Fargo invite Alabamians of all ages to participate in the program by making their own pledges at www.picksforkids.org. In two year’s the program has raised $66,000. Funds directly benefit the more than 1,800 children treated each month in Children’s Hearing and Speech Center who receive diagnostic and rehabilitative speech, language and audiology services. Wells Fargo will announce this year’s donation to Children’s just before kickoff of the 2014 A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Wells Fargo again this football season,” said C.C. Thompson of Children’s of Alabama. “Wells Fargo has been a great advocate for the children and families we treat, from bringing its famous stagecoach here to give rides, to generous financial support for our medical programs.”
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blog.wellsfargo.com. In 2012, the Company invested $315.8 million in grants to 19,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.5 million volunteer hours around the country. For more information, please visit: www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.
About Children’s of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central and north Alabama. Last year, families 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, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.