United for United Way

Story by Liesel Schmidt + Photography by Tony Centonze

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Montgomery County Government recently teamed up for United for United Way in an event held at APSU's Dunn Center during half time at the Governors' v. UT Martin basketball game, bringing CMCSS Director of Schools Millard House and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett head-to-head in a free-throw contest that had the crowd holding their breath.

Established as part of CMCSS and Montgomery County's Giving Campaign, United for United Way was designed to spark a friendly spirit of competition between the two entities with the ultimate hope of increasing both their campaigns. Kicking things off this year, Mr. House and Mayor Durrett faced off in the free throw challenge, hoping to inspire more members of the community to join their collective efforts and inciting them to become true game changers.

Thanks to the efforts of many local businesses and organizations, United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region was able to raise $1,113,250 in 2018 and is currently working toward a goal of $1,130,000 for 2019.