Former Crimson Tide All-American Sylvester Croom to Speak at Friday, June 27 Benefit Luncheon

Sylvester Croom to Speak at Benefit for
The Firehouse Shelter

BIRMINGHAM, AL, May 27, 2014—Sylvester Croom, former University of Alabama All-American football player, coach for the legendary “Bear” Bryant, and current running backs coach for the Tennessee Titans, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon benefiting The Firehouse Shelter. The event is set for Friday, June 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harbert Center.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 are available. Individual tickets go on sale beginning May 27th for $100.

Croom will share his message of hope and inspiration highlighting his personal journey from a starring role with the Crimson Tide to becoming the first African American head football coach in SEC history. Firehouse Shelter Executive Director Anne Darden Wright will give a brief presentation on how the Shelter is making a difference in the lives of the homeless, and there will be a special testimony by one of the Shelter’s program alumni.

Wright says: “We are thrilled to have someone of Sylvester Croom’s stature come and speak on behalf of The Firehouse Shelter and our mission of serving the area’s homeless. All the money raised at the luncheon will go directly to our housing programs which provide stability to the 219 men staying at one of our facilities each night.”

For 30 years, The Firehouse Shelter has provided homeless men in the Birmingham area with a nurturing and caring environment while empowering each individual to reach their full potential.

Contact Doug Kovash at (205) 908-9304 for tickets or corporate sponsorship opportunities. You also can purchase tickets online at