Weekend event helps United Way

Area women will have the opportunity to play a round of golf and help the Weirton United Way Saturday during the annual Ladies Golf Challenge.

The yearly event will take place Saturday at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., and participants heading to the greens at 10 a.m. There is still time to sign up, and we hope to see a good crowd.

The challenge is among the Weirton United Way’s trademark fundraising events, helping to bring in a large amount of money toward the organization’s annual campaign goal.

The tournament, and other events coming in the next few months, are important for the United Way’s success, and we continue to encourage area residents and businesses to show their support.

There are 15 local agencies that look to the Weirton United Way for support each year. Those agencies are the American Red Cross-River Valley Chapter; Boys and Girls Club of Weirton; Girl Scouts Black Diamond Council; Boy Scouts of America; C.H.A.N.G.E Inc.; the Community Bread Basket; Dunbar Recreation Center; Healthways Inc.; Retired and Senior Volunteer Program; Hancock County Sheltered Workshop; Hancock County 4-H Foundation; Weirton Medical Center Foundation; Mary H. Weir Public Library; Salvation Army and the Weirton Christian Center.

Without the support of the United Way and the money it raises with the assistance of our community, many of the programs offered by these agencies might not be available.

Weirton-area residents always have stepped up to lend a hand, and we know this year will be no different.