CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It didn’t take long for the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to become involved in relief efforts following last week’s flooding that devastated several communities in the central and southern regions of the state.
“Shawn Krajeski from Clay County called me on Friday and said, ‘Bill, we are in bad shape here. We lost everything,’” SSAC communication, technology and event coordinator Bill Gillispie said Monday.
“I thought, with my ability to put it out there we might be able to help out, but let’s not just limit it to one school,” Gillispie said.
Gillispie, the former athletic director at Charleston Catholic, oversees the SSAC’s social media presence and facilitates the flow of information between the SSAC and its member schools. In this case, he has found himself opening the lines of communication between those schools themselves.