06/17/2005

“Kruze” into Mannington

Support the patients at WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Over the Hill Kruzers, a Mannington-based car enthusiast club, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a car show to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital. The celebration will be held Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, at the Mannington Fairgrounds and will feature door prizes, a car show and oldies music by Phil Dirt and the Dozers. The fun begins Friday night with a Kruze In at 6 p.m. on Main Street. Reserved and general admission tickets are $5 each, with all proceeds going to WVU Children’s Hospital. Also, anyone who brings a new toy for the hospital is automatically entered to win a $50 prize. On hand for Saturday’s car show will be House of Delegates member Linda Longstreth, as well Peggy Myers-Smith, the manager of Development Programs at WVU Children’s Hospital. Longstreth and Myers-Smith will be presenting awards to the winning cars.

Registration for Saturday’s car show is from noon to 2 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6 p.m. To pre-register your vehicle, call 304-986-2560.

The Over the Hill Kruzers has contributed nearly $3,000 to WVU Children’s Hospital Child Life program since 2001. “When we formed this club we did it to have fun, not to make money,” said club president Sam Snodgrass. “But a former member’s child was treated at WVU Children’s Hospital, so we decided to give any money we made to the hospital.”

The Kruzers also collect toys and bring them to the patients at Christmas. “Giving back to the community makes everyone feel good,” Snodgrass said, “but when people find out we are helping kids, everyone is willing to give something.”

“It is great to see area organizations like the Over the Hill Kruzers support WVU Children’s Hospital,” said Myers-Smith.  “Our sincere thanks go out to the Kruzers members who give their time to help our patients.”

WVU Children’s Hospital is a hospital within a hospital located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial. It is a fully functioning facility with its own doctors, nurses and staff specially trained in the care and treatment of infants and children. Each year more than 7,500 children are admitted to WVU Children’s Hospital. These children come from every county in West Virginia as well as the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia, and are treated for every imaginable injury and illness from minor cuts and bruises to cancer and cardiac disorders.

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For more information:
Sarah Opel, (304) 598-4346
opels@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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