The United Way celebrated its annual Breakfast of Champions yesterday at the Westin Hotel.

The event offers the opportunity for local community groups, businesses and organizations to demonstrate how their team unites in support of the United Way and the community. It marks one-third of the way through the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

“We know that we are all part of one very large and powerful movement for social change,” said Dr. Wayne Shillington, United Way’s 2009 campaign chair.

“Together we are all working for the same goal — a healthy, safe and robust community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential.”