Philippi, WV, September 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- BCBank is proud to announce a donation of up to $1.75 million to the Promise Foundation of Barbour County, a 501C3 non-profit organization. The funds will be used to construct a community athletic and activities facility at Philip Barbour High School’s George Byrer Field.
It is the largest single donation ever by a community bank of this size in West Virginia.
BCBank has made an additional $250,000 available in the form of a challenge grant based on a matching factor of 1:1. If all $250,000 is matched, the fund will total $2 million, which is the cost of construction.
Those interested in donating to the Foundation for the facility construction can contact BCBank board of directors member Brian Talbott at (304) 614-2630.
The facility, to be named BCBank Park, will include an artificial turf playing and performance field, eight-lane track, new field house, concession stand and restroom facilities. The project is to be completed by Fall 2016 for Philip Barbour High School’s first football game of the season.
A check presentation was made by BCBank President and CEO, Jeffrey Goff, Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m., at the Philip Barbour High School gymnasium.
W.Va. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant spoke at the presentation, as well as representatives for Gov. Tomblin, Sen. Manchin and Sen. Capito.
Barbour County Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Woofter, and Philip Barbour High School Principal, Mark Lamb, also participated in the presentation.
WBOY news anchor, Don Graye, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. The student body, local officials and dignitaries were present. The public was invited to attend.
“Collectively, we feel it is our responsibility to make more than a contribution,” said Jeffrey Goff, President and CEO of BCBank. “We need to give back to the community that has supported BCBank for 45 years. It’s about mission, not margin, and our kids and the community deserve nothing less.”
“On behalf of Barbour County schools, we are thrilled for the unbelievably generous donation from BCBank,” said Barbour County Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Woofter. “This will enable us to have a state-of-the-art athletic facility funded without taxation or education dollars. I truly appreciate the vision of Jeff Goff, the BCBank board of directors and the bank’s shareholders.”
The event was covered live on the Promise Foundation of Barbour County’s Web site, www.promisefoundationbc.com, as well as the Foundation’s Facebook, Facebook.com/PromiseFoundationBC and Twitter, @Promise_BC.
BCBank serves individuals and businesses with three branch offices in Philippi, Nutter Fort and Fairmont. For additional information, visit www.bcbankinc.com.