Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink Communications.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
The show airing May 9, 2016 – May 16, 2016 ‘highlights’ the Charleston Family YMCA’s 31st Annual Corporate Cup & the Alum Creek Alliance.
We interviewed Ann Skufca, Sports Director and Corporate Cup Director along with Mary Cook, Coordinator of the Recreation League of Corporate Cup.
Ann talked the Corporate Cup’s mission which is to offer Kanawha Valley companies and organizations the opportunity to join together as an official team and compete in various competitive events. It is one of the summer’s most enjoyable events, filled with camaraderie and competition.
Over a three-week period, competitors participate in various team sports and individual challenges, bringing out best efforts and spirited encounters. Corporate Cup gives everyone a chance to compete and strive for bragging rights. But most importantly, it’s a great social experience that promotes health and wellness.
Mary discussed the newly adopted concept of the Recreation League of Corporate Cup which allows companies to still compete, but on a lower level in terms of competition and event-participation.
Corporate Cup 2016 starts on June 4th and runs through June 25th.
Call Ann or Mary at the YMCA for further information at 304-340-3527.
We also interviewed Eddie Belcher, Director of the Alum Creek Alliance (ACA) and Hazel Hess, Volunteer.
Eddie talked about the purpose and mission of the ACA. The Alum Creek Alliance was started 8 years ago in order to help with the vibrancy of the Alum Creek community.
They have recently purchase some land in hope of constructing the Washington District Community Center at 1313 Sand Plant Road, Alum Creek, WV.
Hazel talked excitedly about a fundraising event scheduled for May 21, 2016 to benefit the ACA. The 1st Kenneth “Timer” Hess Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
Hazel was married to “Timer” for 66 years upon his death last year. Hazel also worked at Highland Hospital from 1955 to 1992.
Not only is this a motorcycle ride, but a community event as well that will something for all family members. Music, games, raffles, auction items, food, tee-shirts and much more.
Call Susan Conner-Hess at 304-444-6680 for more information.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.