The Ohio Oil and Gas Association raised over $ 10,000 for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank at its annual charity event.
In recent years, the association has organized a charity event in the Ohio Valley to benefit various organizations. This year’s “Volley for the Valley” event was a volleyball game at Sally Buffalo Park in Cadiz. In 2019, a softball game was held in Belmont County; and last year there was a kickball game in Jefferson County.
Mike Chadsey, public relations director for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, said they had raised more than $ 50,000 for local charities since the start of the annual event. The money has already helped the Appalachian Foundation for its books program and local county emergency management agencies to help fight COVID-19. This year, the funds will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to help address food insecurity in local pantries in eastern and southeastern Ohio.
“It was our third annual game,” he said. “We know our business and our members have assets in different counties, so we are moving them. Everyone loves to play different games, so we change every year. The game is really just a mechanic to help raise money for charities, and we’re having fun doing it. ”
Chadsey said he raised more than $ 10,000 at this year’s event, with the association covering the expenses. He said all money raised at the event will go directly to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.