Local awareness organization part of Classic’s charity - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Local awareness organization part of Greenbrier Classic’s charity program

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Princeton man sues GM over wife's crash death

    Princeton man sues GM over wife's crash death

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife...More >>
  • Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

    Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

    Bill JarrellBill Jarrell
    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
  • Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A non-profit organization is providing a unique learning opportunity for drivers, both new and experienced.Instructors with "Team Safety Driving School" conducted an advanced defensive driving course at Bluefield City Park today.The training employed in this driver's course is the same training that emergency personnel from law enforcement to EMS must master to do their jobs, and it's open to the public.There are still slots available for tomorrow's course if you would like ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A non-profit organization is providing a unique learning opportunity for drivers, both new and experienced.Instructors with "Team Safety Driving School" conducted an advanced defensive driving course at Bluefield City Park today.The training employed in this driver's course is the same training that emergency personnel from law enforcement to EMS must master to do their jobs, and it's open to the public.There are still slots available for tomorrow's course if you would like ...More >>

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va-- Remember The Miners is pleased to announce its partnership with The Greenbrier Classic's Badges for Charity Program for the third consecutive year.

Funds passed through Badges for Charity are generated by the purchase of badges for The Greenbrier Classic, the PGA tournament July 1-7, 2013 at the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. All badges include weekly access to the tournament grounds, complimentary parking and concert tickets. Previous musical acts have included Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, the Black Eyed Peas, Toby Keith, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, The Fray and Bon Jovi.

"I'm grateful for Remember The Miners involvement in this year's Badges for Charity Program," began Greg Darby, President of Little General Stores. "We look forward to working with the Greenbrier and promoting another great Greenbrier Classic amongst members of West Virginia's mining community."

Jason Parsons, President of Remember The Miners, added, "For the past two years, Remember The Miners has been part of the Greenbrier Classic's Badges for Charity program. We look forward to another great year and remain as grateful as ever to the Greenbrier Classic and Mr. Jim Justice for their support of our organization."

Fans purchasing tickets can designate Remember The Miners as their ‘charity of choice'; in turn, the Greenbrier will donate a portion of the ticket proceeds to Remember The Miners.

Parsons continued, "We want folks who support coal and our miners to know by designating Remember The Miners and purchasing your tickets through the Badges for Charity program, it doesn't cost you any more but you are helping our organization because the Greenbrier will donate a portion of the ticket price to Remember The Miners. So if you're planning to attend the Classic, buy your tickets through Badges for Charity and help us award more scholars and further our mission of raising awareness of the good and important work of the men and women of the coal industry."

Ticket sales being December 15th, 2012, and can be found through the Greenbrier Classic's website.

Proceeds from Badges for Charity will benefit the Remember The Miners Scholars Program. The Scholars Program was created in partnership with the West Virginia Coal Foundation to support families of the West Virginia mining community. Awardees of the scholarship are miners, dependents of coal industry workers, or students pursuing a career in the mining industry. In 2012, Remember The Miners awarded 19 scholarships ranging from $1,250 to $10,000 to families across West Virginia.


Remember The Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to telling the story of America's real source of energy: the coal miner. Remember The Miners builds valued partnerships to tell the story through events, media, and Remember The Miners Scholars Program.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • news alert

    UPDATE: Right lane of I-77 Northbound is now open

    UPDATE: Right lane of I-77 Northbound is now open

    UPDATE: The right lane of Interstate 77 Northbound has reopened through the East River Mountain Tunnel..More >>
    UPDATE: The right lane of Interstate 77 Northbound has reopened through the East River Mountain Tunnel..More >>
  • Teacher charged with hitting student with truck

    Teacher charged with hitting student with truck

    Joseph KellerJoseph Keller
    Sophia, W. Va. (WVVA) -A teacher is charged with hitting a student multiple times with his vehicle...More >>
    Sophia, W. Va. (WVVA) -A teacher is charged with hitting a student multiple times with his vehicle...More >>
  • Picnic with the Saints sold out

    Picnic with the Saints sold out

    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>
    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>
  • Travel tips for detoured motorists

    Travel tips for detoured motorists

    Image: GoogleImage: Google
    Information for motorists detoured off Interstate 77 due to the closure of East River Mountain Tunnel.Southbound motorists:Mandatory detour off I-77 at Exit 9 (Princeton)....More >>
    Information for motorists detoured off Interstate 77 due to the closure of East River Mountain Tunnel.Southbound motorists:Mandatory detour off I-77 at Exit 9 (Princeton)....More >>
  • Honoring Korean War Veterans

    Honoring Korean War Veterans

    ATHENS (WVVA)- On Friday, July 25, 2014 Concord University Officials held an Observance of Korean War Veterans Recognition Day.To kick start the event the Color Guard presented the flags. Organizers then introduced James Kahle of Bluefield, VA. He was the guest speaker. During the Korean War Kahle fought in the Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation. In his speech he touched on his life during the war and after. He was surrounded by fellow veterans and those who came to share their thanks for all wh...More >>
    ATHENS (WVVA)- On Friday, July 25, 2014 Concord University Officials held an Observance of Korean War Veterans Recognition Day.To kick start the event the Color Guard presented the flags. Organizers then introduced James Kahle of Bluefield, VA. He was the guest speaker. During the Korean War Kahle fought in the Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation. In his speech he touched on his life during the war and after. He was surrounded by fellow veterans and those who came to share their thanks for all wh...More >>
  • Officials Break Ground on New Water Treatment Facility

    Officials Break Ground on New Water Treatment Facility

    CLAYPOOL HILL (WVVA)- Construction is underway on a brand new waste-water treatment facility in Claypool Hill.The current facility was built back in the 1980s, and officials with the Tazewell County Public Service Authority tell us it has become outdated.The cost of the new plant is expected to be just over eight million dollars, and it will be able to handle twice the amount of water per day than the current plant.Construction of the new water treatment plant is expected to be complete by De...More >>
    CLAYPOOL HILL (WVVA)- Construction is underway on a brand new waste-water treatment facility in Claypool Hill.The current facility was built back in the 1980s, and officials with the Tazewell County Public Service Authority tell us it has become outdated.The cost of the new plant is expected to be just over eight million dollars, and it will be able to handle twice the amount of water per day than the current plant.Construction of the new water treatment plant is expected to be complete by De...More >>
  • Tazewell Officials Plan to Restore Local Train Depot

    Tazewell Officials Plan to Restore Local Train Depot

    TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Planning is underway to re-purpose and restore the Tazewell Train Station.The Tazewell Town Council took on the project after Norfolk and Southern Railway donated the depot to the town in 2007.The restoration project is expected to cost over $300,000 and town officials say they hope the finished product will bring tourism and businesses back to North Tazewell.For more information on the project, you can visit the town of Tazewell’s website by clicking here.More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Planning is underway to re-purpose and restore the Tazewell Train Station.The Tazewell Town Council took on the project after Norfolk and Southern Railway donated the depot to the town in 2007.The restoration project is expected to cost over $300,000 and town officials say they hope the finished product will bring tourism and businesses back to North Tazewell.For more information on the project, you can visit the town of Tazewell’s website by clicking here.More >>
  • Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

    Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman...More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.