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Tide and Tigers Unite to Raise Funds and Awareness for Children with Speech and Hearing Health Issues - Archived

BIRMINGHAM (Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017) – For the seventh consecutive year, Wells Fargo will team up with the University of Alabama and Auburn University football teams and Children’s of Alabama in its “Picks for Kids” campaign that will run throughout the 2017-18 football season. As part of the "Picks for Kids" campaign, Wells Fargo will donate $1,000 to Children's for each pass interception made by the Tide and Tigers.

“We have had a great relationship with Children’s for many years and we are honored to continue supporting the work they do in our communities,” said Wells Fargo Central Alabama Region Bank President Leigh Collier. “This is a really fun way for us to get involved and galvanize the community to come out in support of an organization that does such great work in Alabama. Together, we have a wonderful to opportunity to make the futures of our children brighter.”

Children’s and Wells Fargo invite Alabamians of all ages to participate in the program by making their own pledges at In six years the program has raised $190,000. Thanks to therapy materials and state-of-the-art equipment, made available in part by Wells Fargo, therapists and audiologists are able to diagnose and treat patients with speech, language, feeding, hearing and balance issues. Funds directly benefit the more than 1,800 children treated each month in Children’s Hearing and Speech Center.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Wells Fargo again this football season,” said Chris Theriot of Children’s of Alabama. “Wells Fargo has been a great advocate for the children and families we treat, from bringing its stagecoach here to give rides to patients and their families to generous financial support for our speech and hearing program.”

For more information about Picks for Kids, visit

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 271,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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 677,000 outpatient and nearly 15,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. 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

Media Contacts:

  • Adam Kelley, Children's of Alabama, 205-914-9556
  • Michael Gray, Wells Fargo, 904-351-7234