Pocahontas Youth Football League Hosts Basketball Game Fundraiser This Saturday

Marlinton, WV – March madness is over – so what are you to do to get your basketball fix now? How about coming out to watch the Pocahontas County Sheriffs Department take on the ITL Lumbermen. They’ll be squaring off at the Marlinton Middle School Auditorium on Saturday April 9th at 6 pm. And all the proceeds will benefit of the Pocahontas County Youth Football League.

League President Brad Dunz says that the Youth Football League wants to install new lights on the football field behind Marlinton Elementary School. And he guesses it will probably cost between 50 and 60 thousand dollars for the installation. He says they can’t just replace the existing lights.

“The lights are still there but according to Code, we cannot have lights on wooden poles” he says. “So it’s not as simple as taking the old ones down and putting them up. We have to pour a concrete foundation. Put a metal pole up and put up lights like they have at the soccer field. And they are very, very expensive.”

Dunz says that they’re hoping for a good turn out to support a worthy cause.

“It’s not two high school teams but I actually think you’ll a better time watching these full grown older men play younger men than you would a bunch of fit teenagers” he says. “They’re definitely going to be clumsier; I mean bring your video camera, you might have an America’s Funniest Home Video moment.”

Dunz says that people sometimes complain that there is nothing to do in Pocahontas County. He says here is an opportunity to get out of the house and interact with other folks from the community and to help raise money for a very worthy cause, the youth of Pocahontas County.

The Basketball Game is the first fundraiser that will culminate in a huge raffle on July 23rd at the Marlinton Municipal Park. Tune in to Noon Hour Magazine next week for information on the Raffle to support the Pocahontas County Youth Football League.

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