The 2017 Bob Huggins Fish Fry, presented by Little General Stores, will be from 6:30P-9:30P on Feb. 3 at Mylan Park in Morgantown. This special evening will feature sports legends, Mardi Gras festivities, live music and more.
Proceeds from ticket sales and auctions will benefit the Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute. Multiple ticket and sponsorship options are available. Individual tickets are $120. Contact Denver Allen at 304-539-2242 for ticket and sponsorship information. You can also purchase tickets online at remembertheminers.org/wp3/events/fishfryregistration.
“I’m thrilled to host the Fish Fry for the fifth consecutive year this February and continue to support two very important causes,” WVU Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins said. “We have all been touched in one way or another by the coal industry and we also have a great opportunity to make a difference in cancer research here at West Virginia University. The Fish Fry is a fun way to celebrate and show our support to both causes knowing all proceeds stay right here in West Virginia.”
Remember the Miners raises public awareness to support and honor the legacy of all miners and the mining industry, bringing the human element to the forefront of the energy debate, and remembering the miners who have fallen. Remember the Miners also raises awareness about the sacrifices that miners and their families make for our country through social media, scholarships, and events such as the Bob Huggins Fish Fry. In the organization’s lifespan of five years, Remember the Miners has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to those in mining families and to those who plan to pursue a higher education focused on eventual work in the mining industry.
“We are happy to partner with Remember the Miners and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund, as well as events like the Annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry,” Little General Stores President and Remember the Miners Chairman, Greg Darby said. “Our Scholars Program provides opportunities for talented students in West Virginia who will contribute to the state’s future.”
The Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute was created by WVU Coach Bob Huggins in memory of his late mother, who succumbed to colon cancer in 2003. The endowment supports cancer research and has raised $1.35 million to-date in the fight to end cancer.
“The Fish Fry is a unique event that will help enable us to reach our next milestone on the ‘road to $2 million’ by raising money for researchers at WVU to continue searching for a cure to a set of diseases we call cancer that have affected so many,” WVU Cancer Institute Interim Director, Dr. William (Bill) Petros said.
Contributions in support of the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund can be made online at WVUCancer.org/give.