University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

Civitan Club  

2901 Grant Street Apt. 303
Mobile, AL 36606

February 8, 2008
Contact: : Randy Eckhoff, Club President, (251) 666-1973

Civitan Club to Announce Mobilian of the Year at Press Conference Feb. 12

The Cottage Hill Civitan Club will announce the 2007 Mobilian of the Year at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Waterman Globe in the USA Mitchell Center.

All media are invited to attend. The Mobilian of the Year award recipient will be available for interviews. Parking will be reserved for the media on the Old Shell Road entrance of the Mitchell Center.

As Mobile’s most prestigious civic honor, the Mobilian of the Year award has been given annually since 1948 to an individual who has made an extraordinary, positive impact on the Mobile community.

The Mobilian of the Year banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at University of South Alabama Mitchell Center.

The Civitan Club of Mobile sponsored the Mobilian of the Year program from 1948 until 2007, when the Cottage Hill Civitan Club began coordinating the event. In 2007, USA joined the Cottage Hill Civitan Club as a partner in the event. USA is not involved in the selection process for the award.

Banquet tickets are available by contacting Randy Eckhoff at (251) 666-1973 or or Carolyn Lee at (251) 476-9891.

Civitan International

Civitan International is devoted to improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Civitan International Clubs enrich communities across the globe by sponsoring summer camps, vocational programs and Special Olympics. Civitan International Research Center focuses its scientific energies on developing cutting-edge treatments for autism, cerebral palsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Cottage Hill Civitan Club

The Cottage Hill Civitan Club has worked with many local charities over the years. The group supports Augusta Evans Special School and the school’s Special Olympics Weight-Lifting Team. It has also given time and resources to the Mulherin Home, United Cerebral Palsy's Camp Smile, Mobile Association for Retarded Citizens, Penelope House and Wilmer Hall Children's Home. The group also sponsors Junior Civitan clubs at local area high schools, training the next generation in civic involvement.

Since 1948, area Civitan clubs have championed civic involvement through the Mobilian of the Year award, the most prestigious and longest-running award in the region.

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