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Swift Current United Way and Redneck Betties a good team

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The Swift Current United Way and the RedNeck Betties are showing what teamwork is all about.

Redneck Betties raised $5,500 for Movember at their Gimme Mo’ Betties fundraiser on November 17th last year. 
The team believes that giving back to their community is an important part of their success. 
Local Betties player Rhett Ro explained in an April 5 release, “By splitting the proceeds of our event between the Movember cause and our local chapter of the United Way, we are able to directly benefit men in our community as well as men nationally.” 
The team hopes to continue to build their sport while supporting local causes through their success.
Redneck Betties have donated $3,000 to the Swift Current United Way to support local programs and services which serve Swift Current men. 
“Swift Current United Way’s work is local and our results are meaningful.  Over eight million dollars is donated by Swift Current residents and businesses annually. It is great to see a local team of determined and engaged women in our community take an active role in supporting our local agencies and help us make sure programs and services are available for our residents.  Our agencies offer many programs and services for men in the community and this donation will be directed towards those programs and services.” said Swift Current United Way Executive Director Darla Lindbjerg.
Swift Current United Way funds thirteen agencies in Swift Current.  All money raised for the United Way is invested into our community to make sure that resources are available for those who need them.  The United Way’s role includes raising awareness, advocating, and providing funding for agencies within the community and addressing the root causes of social issues our community faces in order to create positive lasting change.  Current United Way funded agencies include:
๏ Canadian Mental Health Association
๏ Early Childhood Intervention Program
๏ Saskatchewan Abilities Council
๏ Southwest Crisis Services Inc.
๏ St. John Ambulance
๏ Canadian Red Cross
๏ Canadian Paraplegic Association
๏ Canadian National Institute for the Blind
๏ Multiple Sclerosis Society
๏ Family Resource Centre
๏ Southwest Crisis Services
๏ Saskatchewan Association for Community Living
๏ Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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