Elimination dinner to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

WVU MBA Class of 2009 to host event

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) Class of 2009 will host an elimination dinner to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital.

The dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 28 at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.

In an elimination dinner, each guest receives a ticket. One by one, tickets are drawn thereby eliminating the holder from winning the grand prize. The winner, the last person holding a ticket, will win $1,000.

The class hopes to raise more than $10,000 to benefit the WVU Children’s Hospital, which will receive all net proceeds from the event.

“Children’s Hospital is the only institution of its kind in West Virginia. It provides essential services to one of the most vulnerable segments of our population,” Amar Grover, MBA class president, said. “That makes it vital that we, West Virginia’s future business leaders rally together with the community to ensure continued financial, educational and emotional support for this distinctive institution.”

Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person, which includes dinner, an open bar and qualification for the grand prize. There will also be 50/50 drawings, a silent auction and a variety of cash and door prizes throughout the night.

Lakeview Resort is offering dinner guests a special guest room rate of $79 for single occupancy and $79 for double occupancy for the event. Those interested in reserving a room should contact the resort at 1-800-624-8300.

To help its cause, the MBA Class of 2009 is looking for businesses and individuals interested in donating to the event. Sponsorships are available at the $375, $750 and $1,500 levels. In addition, donations toward the silent auction and prize giveaways are also needed.

For information on tickets, sponsorships and donating auction/giveaway items, contact Grover by phone at 540-818-5459 or by e-mail at mbawvu@gmail.com.

Each year, WVU Children’s Hospital provides care to more than 7,000 newborns and children, who come from every county in West Virginia and also from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. On average, 1,600 babies are born annually at WVU Children’s Hospital. Almost three-quarters of the deliveries are high-risk. WVU Children’s Hospital physicians provide care for children at the hospital in Morgantown and at clinics throughout the state.

For more information on the MBA program at WVU, see www.be.wvu.edu/mba.

For more information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.




For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 02-12-09

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