WEIRTON - Area residents are expecting more winter weather in the next few days, but that's not keeping volunteers for the Weirton United Way from planning this year's Golf Classic.
The annual golf event, taking place for the 33rd year, is scheduled for June 9 at Williams Country Club.
Members of the committee gathered for their first planning session Thursday, where event chair John Kirlangitis challenged them to obtain support from local businesses, sign up teams and even provide some new ideas for the yearly outing.
Members of the committee planning this year's Weirton United Way Golf Classic held their first meeting Thursday, discussing various aspects of the annual fundraiser. This year's Golf Classic is set for June 9 at Williams Country Club. -- Craig Howell
"This is the largest event for the United Way," Kirlangitis said.
The Weirton United Way Golf Classic attracts several dozen teams each year, providing a day of golf, the chance for prizes and a way to give back to several local groups and organizations through the assistance of the United Way.
"We have tradition, we have history and a great location," Kirlangitis said.
The Golf Classic has brought in more than $50,000 in each of the last several years for the United Way's campaign, with funds raised through sponsorships, entry fees and prize drawings.
Among those drawings in recent years has been the Dream Sports Package; a chance for one area resident to win tickets for various college and professional sporting events, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins, West Virginia University, Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Additional information on this year's Golf Classic will be announced at a later time.
(Howell can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)