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An Evening With Paul Finebaum

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

DOTHAN, AL. - If you love college football you don’t want to miss ‘An Evening with Paul Finebaum’ benefiting the Wiregrass Children’s Home on Tuesday August 14. Presented by Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, ‘An Evening with Paul Finebaum’ features a Meet & Greet at The Grand on Foster at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. speaking engagement and Q & A session at the Dothan Opera House.

Mr. Finebaum will be presenting an inspirational talk and of course, talking college football. If you have ever screamed at the radio during the Finebaum show, this is the event for you! Get up close and personal with Finebaum by giving your opinions and asking your questions during the audience Q & A session.

Ticket pricing for the 7 p.m. Finebaum main event is $50 for floor seating and $25 for balcony seating. The Meet and Greet is at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $150 each or $500 for a package of 4 and include: heavy hors d’Oeuvres, two drinks, photo opportunities and priority seating during the main event (only 100 tickets are available for the Meet and Greet). Tickets are available through the Dothan Civic Center and all ticket sales will benefit the Wiregrass Children’s Home.

Christi Armstrong, Executive Director of the Wiregrass Children’s Home, feels blessed to have such an amazing event benefiting the Home.

“Word’s cannot express how grateful we are to be part of such a great event for Dothan,” says Armstrong. “Our mission would not be possible without the continued support from the community and events like this.”

Finebaum has been writing and commentating on regional and national sports in the South for over 20 years and his syndicated radio show is heard throughout the Southeast on 27 affiliates, including Dothan’s AM 560 and 100.1 FM. The Finebaum Show is also heard nationwide on Sirius XM - Ch. 91.

He began his career in 1980 with the Birmingham Post-Herald and since then has been awarded over 250 national, regional and area sports-writing awards. Finebaum’s articles have appeared in national publications including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. During the college football season he also writes a weekly column for SI.com (Sports Illustrated). Finebaum is a frequent guest on the ESPN TV show "Outside The Lines." He's also appeared on CNN's Larry King Live and the famed TV show "60 Minutes" on CBS.

“I am truly grateful that Mr. Finebaum would come to my hometown and help my friend Mayor Mike Schmitz with this charity event. It is a privilege to work with both of them on this benefit for the Wiregrass Children’s Home. It speaks volumes of who Mr. Finebaum really is behind the microphone. He’s a man with great compassion, just like Mayor Mike Schmitz - reaching out and helping others," said David Meckley, "The Meck" – event co-organizer and personal friend of Mr. Finebaum. www.TheMeck.blogspot.com.

For more information on the event, call Whittaker Marketing at 334-673-1010 or visit www.WiregrassChildrensHome.org. For ticketing information, call the Dothan Civic Center Box Office at 334.615.3175 or to purchase tickets online visit www.DothanCivicCenter.org. For the information on Paul Finebaum, please visit www.Finebaum.com.


Paul Finebaum has been the leading authority in Southern sports for over 20 years through writing and commentating on regional and national sports issues. Finebaum began his career in 1980 with the Birmingham Post-Herald and since then has earned over 250 national, regional and area sports-writing awards. His articles have appeared in national publications including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. Finebaum’s career in radio also began in Birmingham in the 1980’s, and his popular radio program arrived at WERC in 1993. This show is not only the most listened show in the state of Alabama, but has also won numerous broadcasting awards. For the extended version of Paul Finebaum’s biography, please visit www.Finebaum.com.


The Wiregrass Children’s Home provides a safe haven for neglected and abused children throughout seven counties in the Wiregrass area of Southeast Alabama. The home offers these children the loving support they desperately need in the midst of crisis, as well as a window of hope and promise for tomorrow. For more information about the Wiregrass Children’s Home, visit www.wiregrasschildrenshome.org.


Dothan’s Mayor, Mike Schmitz, formed Mike Schmitz Automotive Group in 1978. Schmitz owns the Hyundai, Mazda, and Mercedes-Benz franchises as Mike Schmitz Automotive Group in Dothan. All of the Schmitz dealerships have won numerous factory and sales awards for customer satisfaction and having sold nearly 3,000 new and used vehicles annually. In 2008, Mike Schmitz was Alabama’s recipient of what is considered the auto industry’s most prestigious retail honor, the TIME Quality Dealer Award. For more information on the Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, please visit www.MercedesBenzofDothan.com. For a complete biography on Dothan’s Mayor, Mike Schmitz, visit http://www3.dothan.org/bio.html.

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