Pocahontas High School Needs Your Help in Fundraising Activity

The Athletic and Band programs at Pocahontas County High School have been presented with a unique fundraising opportunity and desperately need your help to pull it off. And no, they’re not asking you to pull out your wallet this time. The programs need your time and effort instead. But the payoff for Warrior sports and band could be big. So, if you live in Pocahontas County and enjoy Warrior sports and the Warrior Band, now is your opportunity to step up and help them receive 35 thousand dollars from the Greenbrier Classic Golf Tournament in White Sulphur Springs. As PCH Athletic Director Kay Wiley explains:

“Pocahontas County High School Athletics and our band program could receive $35,000 in the event we can pull together enough volunteers to help with the parking at the Greenbrier Classic” says Wiley.

Because the school only learned about this opportunity a week or so ago, they have been having difficulties getting enough volunteers to fill the schedule in order to qualify for the money, and time is running out.

Wiley talks about what the Warriors need you to do.

“The classic begins on June 22nd, which is a Monday and runs through July 5th, which is a Sunday” Wiley says. “Twenty volunteers are needed each day to assist professional parking staff direct cars into three parking lots.”

They are still short.

“We have 20 volunteers to help on June 29th” Wiley says. “Unfortunately after the 29th, our numbers start to go down. So what I am desperately seeking are volunteers to help from June the 30th through July the 5th. We do have on July 3rd enough volunteers to fill that day.”

In a nut shell, 10 to 12 more volunteers are needed for Tuesday June 30; Wednesday July 1st; Thursday July 2nd; Saturday July 4th and Sunday, July 5th. Six additional volunteers are needed for the concert on Wednesday July 1st.

“On the night of the concert, the Keith Urban Concert, we need six additional volunteers and as of right now, for Wednesday, July 1st I only have only 9 people (out of the 26 needed) committed to sign up.” Wiley says.

35,000 badly needed dollars does not come easy though. The work will be hard and long, the six concert volunteers will be expected to work from 12 noon until 12 midnight, while the 20 daily volunteers will work from 6 AM until 8 PM. There are a few perks. Meal and other breaks will be provided, along with meals. Transportation from Pocahontas County will be provided for volunteers as Wiley explains.

“It is my understanding that the Board of Education would provide transportation via bus” Wiley says.

If you decide to volunteer for this you will be helping the athletic teams continue to safely compete with the equipment needed to protect the student athletes from injury as well as other badly needed items. You will also support the band with new equipment and other items. These programs do not receive enough funds from the normal budget sources because of austere budgets the Board of Education has had to adopt due to decreases in income from the Forest service and taxes. So if you enjoy your Warrior teams, now is the time to act, and the time to commit is short indeed.

“I have to have this information to the Greenbrier classic by Monday, June the 22nd” Wiley says. “I am asking that I get as many volunteers (as possible) by possibly this Friday. They can call and leave a message on my phone at home, 304-456-4119 or I will be here at the High school until Thursday at 3:15 PM so they can call me here at 304-799-6564 or they can email me at kewiley@k12.wv.us.”

So, Warrior fans, now is the time to come to the aid of your school.

Story By

Tim Walker

Tim is the WVMR News Reporter. Tim is a native of Maryland who started coming to Pocahontas County in the 1970’s as a caver. He bought land on Droop Mountain off Jacox Road in 1976 and built a small house there in the early 80’s. While still working in Maryland, Tim spent much time at his place which is located on the Friars Hole Cave Preserve. Retiring in 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, Tim finally took the plunge and moved from Maryland to his real home on Droop Mountain. He began working as the Pocahontas County Reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio in January of 2015.

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