Officials with the United Way of Laramie County fundraising drive announced Tuesday that several local sponsors have agreed to match the next $50, 000 in donations.

According to campaign co-chair Tim Joannides, that means people who donate $50 will have that amount matched so that the actual donation will be $100, a $100 donation will be $200, and so on. Campaign co-chair Bob Prentice says the United Way of Laramie County has a fundraising goal this year of $1.2 Million, which will go to help fund 25 different organizations and initiatives in Laramie County. The matching funds announcement was made Tuesday at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, which is one of the partners in the fundraising effort.