A national football legend recently spent his birthday helping raise money for a nonprofit Christian school in Woodlawn.
Bart Starr, who played football at the University of Alabama and was quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, celebrated his 80th birthday at a fundraiser party hosted by Cornerstone Schools of Alabama.
The school hosted the birthday party on Jan. 10 to honor Starr, a longtime supporter of Cornerstone School.
Guests gathered at a private club in Vestavia Hills to extend their birthday wishes to Starr. The event included a reception, seated dinner and a host of speakers, including Bart Starr Jr., Paul Finebaum, Brian Skelton and Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey.
Cherry Starr, wife of the two-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, also spoke at the party.
Those who sponsored a table at the event had the opportunity to have their photos taken with Cherry and Bart Starr.
More than 140 guests attended the birthday bash, school officials said.
“The evening was a special night for all involved, and 100 percent of the night’s proceeds directly benefit the students of Cornerstone School,” said India Bailey, the school’s development associate.
Those attending the birthday party fundraiser included Sarah Pikal, Nita Carr, Hannah Slamen, Carolyn Ivey, Gary Palmer, Ann Palmer, Andrea Snyder and David Snyder.
Also spotted at the event were Hunter Williams, Hope Williams, Marcia Strickland, Nancy Kolen and Ryan McIntire.
For more information on Cornerstone School, visit www.csalabama.org.