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MOUNTAIN BROOK – The first college football tailgate party of the season is set for Saturday, Aug. 17, at Otey’s Tavern (244 Country Club Park, Mountain Brook) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Alabama Professional Services presents Boiling N’ Bragging, a benefit to help raise funds and awareness for the Critical Care Transport program at Children’s of Alabama.

The 53 clubs of Rotary International District 6860 of north and central Alabama are partnering with Children’s, Otey’s Tavern, Spectrum Business and Waste Management to host a football kick-off party and low country boil. Guests will enjoy live music, $1 drink specials and kids’ activities. Entertainment will be provided by Lance Taylor and Rockstar from WJOX’s Roundtable.

Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite college football team colors. Tickets are $25 in advance at BoilingNBragging.org or $30 at the door. Children age 10 and younger are admitted free. Street parking will be available. Sponsor opportunities are available by contacting Shelly McCarty at shelly.mccarty@childrensal.org or calling 205-638-7478.

“When time matters most, our team works quickly to transport ill and injured children,” said Jason Peterson RN, transport coordinator for Children’s of Alabama. “We are thankful for our partnership with Rotary District 6860 through Boiling N’ Bragging as we gather to celebrate the start of football season, while supporting our Critical Care Transport program and the children we serve throughout the state.”

The Critical Care Transport team at Children’s of Alabama was established in 1983. The care team works to meet the specific need of transporting nearly 1,000 critically ill and injured children each year by helicopter, jet and ambulance. The team members include highly trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States.