United Way of Weld County (UWWC) accepted a check for $3,452.30 from the Greeley Blues Jam as part of an annual fundraiser to help a local nonprofit.

In a partnership with the Greeley Blues Jam and the Greeley Stampede, UWWC was selected as the nonprofit to receive funds collected from a guitar raffle, beer tasting event and tips from the VIP hospitality tent on June 7-8 in downtown Greeley and Island Grove Regional Park. UWWC staff helped at the events.

“United Way of Weld County is honored to accept this contribution. The Blues Jam and the Greeley Stampede are successful thanks to the leadership and hard work of amazing professionals and volunteers,” said Jeannine Truswell, president and CEO of UWWC. “To receive these funds as result of their work and generosity is very special. We value this partnership which will result in a positive impact on the lives of children, youth families and older adults facing challenge and crisis in our community.”

Greeley Blues Jam founding member Al Bricker said a local nonprofit is chosen every year. “We always want to have something we can point to and say we give back to the community,” Bricker said. “We’re nonprofit. Now we’re part of the Stampede. It gave us a home for some more permanence.”