The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Weirton United Way is just around the corner, and we encourage those who are able to show their support.
The Weirton United Way Golf Classic has been a part of the local organization's fundraising efforts for 33 years, and always has had amazing support from the Weirton community.
Area golfers will be hitting the greens and fairways of Williams Country Club Monday morning for the tournament, which traditionally brings in enough money to reach the half-way mark for the Weirton United Way's campaign goal each year.
Many area businesses and individuals already have signed on as sponsors, with a couple dozen teams registered to take part Monday morning.
As appreciated as that support is, there is still time to contribute in some way, either through a sponsorship or donation, or by entering a team of golfers.
It will be a great day filled with a nice game of golf, a chance for prizes, networking with others from the community and, most importantly, assisting an organization which works to help thousands in our area through its contributions to more than a dozen area agencies.
Organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Weirton, Hancock County Sheltered Workshop, Salvation Army, Community Bread Basket and the Mary H. Weir Public Library are among the member agencies which rely on the funding from the United Way campaign to operate many of their services, whether it be providing food, clothing or other assistance to those in need, operating literacy programs, making after-school programs available for area youth and much more.
We urge the community to show its support for this and other Weirton United Way events throughout the year.