Pacesetters Hit Homerun

Over 80 United Way volunteers, representing 40 local companies, gathered Thursday morning at the Monongalia County Ballpark to help the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties launch their 79th annual Community Campaign. Representatives from the 12 Pacesetter companies reported their early results and helped jumpstart the fundraising.

Campaign Chair Chad Prather of Huntington Banks, tallied results and reported that the Pacesetter companies have raised over $420,376 to jumpstart the fall campaign.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the largest contributor to our local campaign, reported over $214,000 raised so far. United Bank reported that over $27,000 has been raised by their employees so far. Monongalia County Schools has also brought in their largest campaign ever with over $39,000.

Other Pacesetter companies reporting were Dominion Post, HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness, First Energy, KLM Properties, Jackson Kelly, JS Walker Associates, Preston Memorial Hospital, Clear Mountain Bank, and MVB Bank.

Over 105 workplace campaigns begin today as part of the fall campaign. The goal is to raise $1,550,000 to help support 52 programs at 27 health and human service agencies in Monongalia and Preston Counties.

The event, which was themed around the baseball park was sponsored by Spilman, Thomas and Battle and hosted by the West Virginia Black Bears. The final progress report is scheduled for December 13th at Noon. It will be held at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa and is sponsored by MVB Bank.