MOV Golf Classic Hosts Big Name Guest

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

"We couldn't think of a better personality. Any more of a hero than what Pat White is to our state," says board member Jim Hamric.

And he's using that celebrity status to help unite two of the biggest area rivals.

The golf classic benefits the Parkersburg and Parkersburg South athletic facilities.

"It was a charity event for a good cause. Two rivalry high schools that I guess could use the support and help and anytime I can reach and out help my second home I'm going to come back and do it," says former WVU Quarterback Pat White.

White held his own on the course, but may have better luck throwing a ball than hitting one.

"I enjoyed chasing my balls around. I saw some beautiful scenery here in West Virginia. Got wet a couple of times in the ponds, but I enjoyed most of the activities here," says White.

Board members note how important his sense of humor and generous personality is.

Setting an example for the next generation of athlete.

"The most thrilling part about this is number one you've got two schools working together, but this is about the future. This is about the kids here in Wood County and our community. And continued development of the community," says board member Dale Richardson.

But fans on both sides of the Kanawha root for this flag.

"It's always a special thing to be around the Mountaineer nation. They made it special the day I got here and it's continued to today. And I'm proud to be a Mountaineer and I always say this...once a mountaineer, always a mountaineer," says White.

They haven't tallied final numbers yet, but last year's event raised $9,000 to be split evenly between the two schools.

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