Football season is in full swing and for any Alabamian that means a busy time watching their team either in the stadium or from the TV set. During this season, WoodmenLife is inviting its Alabama-North members to a family friendly event at the next annual Birmingham Bowl next year, hosted by Historic Legion Field. In January of 2020 teams from the Southeastern Conference will square off with teams from the American Athletic Association, so if you’re a member of the Alabama-North Chapter of WoodmenLife you’ll be able to have the privilege of joining WoodmenLife representatives and other members, as well as their families at the big game, scheduled for January 2nd at 2 p.m.
For those not in the know, WoodmenLife is a non-profit life insurance organization that dates all the way back to 1890. It was founded by Joseph Cullen Root, who set the stages for the organization in a hotel room in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout its history, WoodmenLife has been involved in community outreach and philanthropic efforts, as well as help in disaster relief. Before the 1930s, WoodmenLife provided headstones for deceased members in the unique shape of tree stumps. But due to costs, this was discontinued.
The organization has a patriotic program in which representatives present American flags to communities everywhere, including churches, schools and civic/youth groups. There is also a family and senior activities program where members can enjoy trips to any place for fun, such as zoo and safari trips, fairs, festivals, games and the list goes on. Activities such as bus trips and tours for senior members who are 55 years-old and over are sponsored. Currently there are more than 31,000 members in the Alabama-North chapter alone.
There are 200 tickets available for Birmingham Bowl, which includes general admission ticket and concession voucher at the designated stands. Ticket prices are $5 for members and $25 for non-members who are guests for the event. The deadline to buy tickets is December 26th and it’s suggested that those who are interested in attending get them as soon as possible. Cancellations can be made and refunds issued if they’re made by December 26th. You can check if there are available spots by visiting the WoodmenLife’s Eventbrite page.