UT Coach Donnie Tyndall kicks off ORNL United Way campaign

UT Coach Donnie Tyndall kicks off ORNL United Way campaign

University of Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall kicked the 2014 Oak Ridge National Laboratory United Way campaign with a talk to Lab employees about the importance of United Way to many East Tennesseans. (Jason Richards photo)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 8, 2014 New University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall kicked off Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s United Way campaign, telling Lab employees that United Way enables people to get back on their feet and become self-sufficient.

“United Way has a track record of having programs in place that help people with life skills that give them the education or put them in position to get an education to live their life to the fullest as they move forward,” Tyndall said. “United Way explains the importance of a healthy lifestyle.”

Tyndall said he was honored to kick off the ORNL United Way campaign and urged Lab employees to provide their support.

“I’ve been part of different causes and charitable situations in groups in my years of being in this profession, but I don’t think there is any one better than United Way,” Tyndall added.

ORNL is one of East Tennessee’s largest corporate contributors to United Way.

UT-Battelle manages ORNL for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.