Largin said Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne would also speak at this year's event.
All proceeds and money from the event will be given back to the community in the form of scholarships. Last year, the Tuscaloosa County Scholarship Fund awarded a record breaking $125,000 to students in Tuscaloosa. A total of 58 scholarships were awarded to incoming UA students.
Mandy Wyatt of Tuscaloosa has attended all four of the alumni kickoff events.
“I love the energy and the atmosphere of the crowd, and getting together with others who love and support The University of Alabama. UA changed my life, and I want to help recruit future alumni, to have the same experience,” said Wyatt. “By being a member and attending events, I can help provide scholarship money for those who want to attend UA.”
The Kickoff event will take place Aug. 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the south end zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium, and it is open to all UA alumni and their families. The evening includes raffles and giveaways. Tickets are being sold at the door for $20 (adults) and $10 (children 10 and under).
Memberships in the Tuscaloosa County UA Alumni Chapter can be renewed on the night of the event. Membership is open to all alumni, friends, and fans living in Tuscaloosa County and surrounding counties who do not have a local chapter.