Riley Hospital Goes All Out for United Way

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

Riley Hospital employees lined up with cash in hand for a chance to dunk their bosses.

Departmental directors took turns in a dunking booth to raise money for The United Way of East Mississippi.

The hospital will have a 2-week long donation drive.

"Well, I don't think so, but they do like to come out here and have fun and participate," said Tim Moore, pharmacy director when asked if any disgruntled employees had taken shots at him. "It gives them a good chance to, what's that, release some inhibitions."

Some did their time in the dunking booth with a little style, wearing floaties, armed with water guns.

"I'm hoping to protect myself while I am up here," said Sherrie Vlocker, director of business services.

All of Riley Hospital staff and onlookers from downtown were invited to pay to sink a boss.

The event came as organizers at Riley brainstormed about ways to benefit The United Way.

"We had a core group of people that came up with different ideas for each department," said CEO Pam Tvarkunas. "They told the department heads we were pacesetters for United Way so we have got to come up with some good ideas. So we thought, what better way than a Dunk Your Boss Day? That is what this is all about; giving the employees a chance to dunk their boss."

The hospital will be doing a multitude of other fundraisers which include auctioning off football tickets to homecoming games.

Many employers allow donations to the United Way through payroll deduction. But you may also donate directly. Find out how to do that by calling The United Way of East Mississippi at 601-693-2732.

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