Event set for Sept. 24 at University of Charleston Stadium/Laidley Field
CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Herbert Hoover High School (HHHS), THE Red and Blue Booster Club and partners throughout the Kanawha Valley are hosting HOOVERPALOOZA on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at UC Stadium/Laidley Field to help raise funds for Herbert Hoover High School athletic teams, music programs and student organizations a affected by the June 23 flood that hit the Elk River Community.
“We want to give back and do something for our student athletes, band, show choir and school clubs,” said Beth Strawn, HHHS Red & Blue Booster Club President. “Our extracurricular activities bring joy to our students and this fund-raiser will help these students replace lost equipment, materials or whatever related item they need to succeed in their respective activity.”
“This event provides the opportunity for our community to shine and do what West Virginians do best: People Helping People! It is another opportunity to extend hope to our most precious flood victims – our students. The losses are far reaching and extend beyond the total destruction of the physical building of Herbert Hoover High School. Our students routines are disrupted, while many have lost homes, possessions and have basic needs. It is our desire to create normalcy and provide the resources for our students to continue to ourish during this challenging time,” Strawn added.
HHHS parent Anna Campbell said, “Our family life has a ‘new normal’ after the Elk River invaded our home. As we undergo flood restoration and repair it has been necessary for my children and the dog to stay with their grandparents. It is challenging to combine school preparation and home repair while continuing to work. It has been a blessing for my son to maintain his routine sporting activities.”
The funds derived from HOOVERPALOOZA will be equitably distributed to student extracurricular activities for the Herbert Hoover Huskies.
HOOVERPALOOZA will feature live entertainment from Audio Outlaws, Joe Hunt Project and a couple of surprise musical acts. The silent auction will include autographed sports memorabilia, WVU & Marshall sporting event tickets, travel destinations, gift certificates, theme baskets and more.
Contribution will help cultivate “normalcy” in allowing students to thrive in their extracurricular passions.
Tickets are available in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hooverpalooza-2016-tickets-27269372427 or may be purchased at the door. Admission is $10 per person.
Children 10 and under are free. Access event information: https://www.facebook.com/ events/579808212207384/?ti=icl Group tickets available for purchase.