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Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Campus Veterans Associations for Shelton State Community College and the University of Alabama Office of Military Affairs are partnering with the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Veterans Affairs Committee to host the Second Annual Tuscaloosa Runs for Veterans on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 a.m.  The run will begin and conclude at Government Plaza.  All proceeds from the event will support veterans associations at Shelton State, Stillman College, and the University of Alabama.  Additional funds will assist local charities.


“Last year’s run was the beginning of laying the foundation of the collaborative efforts between the local colleges and university in this area and the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Veterans Affairs Committee.  This year we’re continuing to build on that foundation to ensure that measures are in place to assist our veteran students in their time of need so that they may continue to pursue their educational goals,” said Eric Prewitt, Veterans Affairs Liaison at Shelton State.  Prewitt’s enthusiasm is echoed by David Blair, Director of Veteran and Military Affairs at the University of Alabama.  “This run will benefit our Campus Veterans Association by raising needed funds to help student veterans remain in school and focus on their mission of getting their degree.”


Tuscaloosa Runs for Veterans is the kick-off event for all Tuscaloosa-area veteran events scheduled in the month of November.  Pre-registration for the run is $20, but participants may register the day of the event for $25.  To register online or to learn more, visit


For more information about future events and campus veterans associations, contact Eric Prewitt at or Alex Bynum at