TLD Spotlight: The Longest Day Music Festival

TLD Spotlight: The Longest Day Music Festival

The Longest Day® is finally here! We’ve seen some really amazing events taking place this year…and they don’t end today. BRICK, an eclectic rock band is hosting an all-day music fundraiser this Saturday, June 24, at O’Connell’s Irish Pub in Martinsburg from 11am-midnight. Admission is $5 to this family friendly event. In addition to live music, the day will feature corn hole, face painting, a bake sale and much more. To learn more about The Longest Day, visit alz.org/tld.

July 15th is the annual MedExpress Kids Day

July 15th during the annual MedExpress Kids Day

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

 

Kids will take over downtown Morgantown from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, July 15th during the annual MedExpress Kids Day organized by Main Street Morgantown. Kids of all ages will learn about safety, play games, make crafts, and receive free goodies from area businesses.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities will be participating in this outdoor event with corn hole, bubble and frisbee giveaways, and information about our Charity and how to get involved.

 

Volunteers will be needed for two shifts from:

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

 

Volunteer tasks will include:

  • Unloading and setting up of RMHC table before the event
  • Monitoring and assisting children with the corn hole activity
  • Passing out giveaways and prizes
  • Assisting with questions about RMHC
  • Tearing down of the table after the event is over

 

 

Interested in a Shift?

 

Please contact volunteer coordinator, Sara Blevins, at 304-322-2073 or sara@rmhcmgtn.org.

Ronald McDonald House Charity Event: St. Clair Country Club

Ronald McDonald House Charity Event: St. Clair Country Club

Please join us for a day on the greens in support of our mission to keep families close as their children face lifesaving medical treatment!

Event Information: St. Clair Country Club 2300 Old Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15241

8:30-10:00 am Registration

11:00 am Shot Gun Start           Golfers will enjoy lunch on the course

4:00 pm Cocktails, Cookout Style Dinner and Award Ceremony

Golf Packages

Big Mac Open Golfer:

$500

 

Big Mac Open Foursome:

$2,000

 

Hole Sponsorship:

$500

 

Mega Square Raffle Ticket:

$120 (#1-100 are available)

 

    I am unable to attend, but wish to donate to RMHC:

Primanti Bros. partners with Coach Huggins to benefit cancer patients

Primanti Bros. is partnering with WVU Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins for a fundraising event for the WVU Cancer Institute’s Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund.

The restaurant chain will kick off its Hometown Edge fundraising program at three Primantis Bros. locations – Morgantown, Clarksburg, and Wheeling – in May and June. The first event will be held at the Morgantown Primantis Bros. on Monday, May 22, from 5-6 p.m. Coach Huggins will be there to talk with fans and discuss his fund.

Coach Huggins will also attend the Clarksburg Primantis Bros. event on Tuesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. and the Wheeling Primantis Bros. event on Monday, June 12, at 4 p.m.

At each of these events, Coach Huggins will hand out Hometown Edge cards. Every time Primanti Bros. customers use a Hometown Edge card at any of the three participating restaurants in West Virginia, 10 percent of the purchase will be donated to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. The program will run for one year.

Vandalia-Con Steampunk Convention to benefit WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program and Bonnie’s Bus

The Vandalia-Con: Saving the Mothers of Invention is a Steampunk Convention hosted by the Historic Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg that will begin at 10 am on May 26 and continue through 3 pm May 28.  This Convention supports the mission of the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program and will raise funds to provide uninsured West Virginia women with screening, diagnostic and treatment services for breast and cervical cancer.  All proceeds will benefit Bonnie’s Bus, WVU’s mobile mammography vehicle.

On Friday, May 26 from 10 am until 7:30 pm, Vandalia-Con will hold a pink block party, which will include a regional Mountains of Hope West Virginia State Cancer Coalition meeting, a screening of the film “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” with continuing education credit available, and two free classes.  Vandalia-Con proper will begin with a concert on Friday night at 9 pm -Midnight. Concert tickets are $10.00, or free with purchase of a weekend or VIP Pass.
This year, keynote speaker Jade Myers from Limbforge will 3-D print a prosthetic arm on site.  Jade has ushered this technology all over the globe helping people in Haiti and right here at home with this amazingly low cost adaptive technology.

For the most up-to-date information about vendors, musical guests, artists, and special events check out this facebook page or visit Vandalia-con.org.

Tickets begin at $25 for a day pass.

To reserve a room at the Historic Blennerhassett Hotel, which is hosting the event, call 1-800-262-2536 and use event code VCON2017 for special room rates.

Donations being accepted for Rosenbaum Family House re-gift online auction

Donations being accepted for Rosenbaum Family House re-gift online auction

The Rosenbaum Family House will hold a “Reduce, Reuse, Recyle” online re-gift auction during the week of June 4. Donations are being accepted now through Monday, May 29.

Donate new, unwanted gifts and make a difference in someone’s else life. View the Rosenbaum Family House’s “Rewritten Rules of Re-gifting.”

The Family House is a drop-off location, but additional easy drop-off points are available. For information about drop-off or other questions, contact Jillian Zangari at 304-598-6094, option 3, or jillian.zangari@wvumedicine.org.

A tax receipt for donations will be provided. All items not appropriate for auction will be given to other charitable organizations. Smaller items may be put together to form a basket.

West Virginia Grand Bash announces new barbecue cook off and concert

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Ticket holders for this year’s West Virginia Grand Bash will be treated to an exclusive barbecue cook off and concert headlined by Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey, on Sunday, June 11 at the Monongalia County Ball Park.

The Grand Bash Barbeque Cook Off and Concert, presented by the Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association, in collaboration with the Hoss Foundation, and West Virginia Radio Corporation, is a new addition to the West Virginia Grand Bash, which has become one of North Central West Virginia’s largest events, offering sell-out crowds the opportunity to win more than $600,000 in cash and prizes, all benefiting WVU Medicine Children’s.

Gates will open at noon, and ticket holders can enjoy barbecue foods from various vendors around the stadium. The Davisson Brothers Band and its blend of country, southern rock, and bluegrass, will get the music started at 1 p.m.

At 3 p.m., singer/songwriter Augeri, who has performed around the globe, will perform songs from his eight years as Journey’s front man along with material with his current group, The Steve Augeri Band.

The West Virginia Grand Bash will follow on Saturday, June 24 and will offer ticket holders a chance at more than 50 prize drawings, including a Ford F-150 Raptor, Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser HO, a 2017 Jeep Patriot Sport SE, a Kenyan Family Safari, a 2017 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special, a Maui trip for two, and cash prizes, including the $100,000 grand prize and much more.

Proceeds from both events provide child- and maternal-wellness funding to WVU Medicine Children’s. Last year, more than 64,000 patients visited the hospital and clinics more than 277,000 times. Support for events like this increases the number of services available to West Virginians and those around the region.

“The West Virginia Grand Bash has provided much-needed funding to WVU Medicine Children’s, and we believe that adding a second event will raise more awareness of what we do,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Medicine Children’s, said. “These funds support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

The $100 Grand Bash ticket, which can be purchased until June 10, provides holders the chance to attend both events for one price. The $20 guest passes are only available for the Grand Bash, not the Barbecue Cook Off and Concert. Tickets can be purchased online at http://wvgrandbash.com, which also offers information about ticket outlets, registration, rules, and a complete list of prizes.

For additional information or to purchase tickets via phone, call 304-598-4346.