Donations Of Football Equipment Arrive For Flood Affected Schools

In a press release from the office of West Virginia State Senator Mike Romano dated July 29th, it was announced that donated football equipment would be arriving that day to help West Virginia schools affected by the June flooding. Senator Romano and fellow 12th District Senator Doug Facemire,  helped facilitate the donations, which came from high schools and colleges in Florida and Alabama. Also involved in coordinating the efforts were Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and assistant coach Rick Trickett, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Joe Pendry.

The equipment, which includes everything from shoulder pads to cleats, was delivered to the National Guard Armory in Dunbar West Virginia, and will be distributed to help Clay County High School, Elkview Middle, Herbert Hoover, Richwood and Richwood Middle School all field football teams this season.

Senator Romano said “It will be a huge Christmas gift in July for all of the great football teams. I know that the coaches and players alike will be thrilled to know that they can play ball this fall.”

Senator Facemire, whose business donated the trucks and drivers to transport the equipment, said “It reminds you how blessed we are in West Virginia when these great football coaches, all of whom came from West Virginia, step up to help those of us in need. I am proud to call them friends, and even prouder to be part of this great effort.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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