Supporters tell us why #TogetherWeAre UAB

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together we areWhy are members of UAB Athletics campaign committee and people throughout Birmingham providing tremendous financial support for the Blazers? See and hear their answers for yourself in short videos on, Facebook, Twitter and more during the next several weeks.

The testaments are part of Blazer Boosters’ Together We Are initiative, kicked off Tuesday with one by Birmingham businessman Hatton Smith, who chairs the fundraising committee. "Birmingham is on the move, and strong athletics programs will enhance the pride and visibility to UAB and Birmingham's vibrant growth," Smith said. "Join us as we continue to invest in a better Birmingham. Together we can make an impact on the future of UAB and this fantastic city."

Hear from James Spann, Craft O'Neal and other committee members through July 25. Alumni and friends are encouraged to watch and share these and post their own videos with the #TogetherWeAre hashtag so their story can be shared by Blazer fans. "The support from both the UAB and Birmingham communities has been incredible," said Brad Hardekopf, associate athletics director for development. "Donors have given both passionately and generously, and together, we have a remarkable opportunity to enhance the student-athlete experience while providing a tremendous value to Birmingham."

Blazer Boosters are alumni and friends of UAB who support the student-athlete experience. Anyone can help continue the momentum by filling out a pledge form or making a one-time donation online.