United Way of North Central Florida launched United Downtown during the 2011 Gator Football season. United Downtown, a free family-friendly street festival and pep rally, gives Gator football fans and visitors a chance to have fun before the games, celebrate downtown Gainesville and learn about the work of United Way. Children and adults browse booths of local artists and vendors, enjoy the cuisine of local restaurants, listen to local bands play on the Bo Diddley Stage and play in the O2B Kids area. Children of all ages enjoy having their faces painted, jumping in the bounce houses and making arts and crafts. United Downtown is one of the many ways United Way gives back to the community and engages residents to give, advocate and volunteer throughout the year.
• Hundreds of residents attended four United Downtown events in 2012
• Media partners publicized and covered United Downtown on air and in print interviews
• United Way recruited new volunteers and supporters
• United Downtown served as a way to increase awareness of United Way of North Central Florida during the 2012 fall campaign season
Thanks to our 2012 United Downtown Sponsors
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