Remember The Miners, Little General Announce Inaugural Bob Huggins Tailgate

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Remember The Miners is excited to announce its first event in 2012, the Bob Huggins Tailgate Presented by Little General.

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Remember The Miners is excited to announce its first event in 2012, the Bob Huggins Tailgate Presented by Little General.

The Bob Huggins Tailgate will take place January 17th at Charleston Moose Lodge in Charleston, West Virginia, and will benefit the Remember The Miners Scholars Program and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. The event begins at 7 PM.

The Remember The Miners Scholars Program was created in 2011 to provide financial aid to miners, dependents of miners, and students pursuing higher education in the mining industry. Scholarships are awarded twice annually during spring and fall semesters. In its first year, the Scholars Program awarded $25,000.

The Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund is named in honor of WVU Coach Bob Huggins’ late mother, Norma Mae. Coach Huggins serves as Honorary Chariman to Remember The Miners, and has long been a supporter of the hard work of the men and women of the coal mining industry.

“I’m looking forward to joining with Remember The Miners and Little General at the Charleston Moose Lodge for the Tailgate. It’ll be a great time to celebrate the miners of West Virginia and raise funds for two causes very important to me,” Coach Huggins said.

Coach Huggins has been an integral part of fundraising with Remember The Miners. In 2010, the Bob Huggins Fish Fry was held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. Like the Bob Huggins Tailgate on January 17th, the Fish Fry raised funds and brought awareness to miners through the appearance of VIPs like Randy Moss and NBA players. The Tailgate will be held the night before the highly spirited game of WVU-Marshall, and will feature a concert performance from local West Virginia musical talent Taylor Made.

“We encourage everyone to come join us the night of January 17th. It’ll be an event that is fun for the entire family. We are grateful to Little General and the Moose Lodge for making it happen. It’s the place to celebrate all that is great about West Virginia the night before the WVU and Marshall’s men’s teams face off,” said Jason Parsons of Remember The Miners.

For more information about these events see the Remember The Miners Facebook page.

About Little General Stores
Beckley, West Virginia-based Little General Store, owned by Cory Beasley and Greg Darby, operates 85 convenience stores and 15 freestanding restaurants. The company is a franchisee for 28 Subways, 15 Godfather's Pizzas, 11 Sam's Hot Dog Stands, seven Burger Kings, six Arbys, four Taco Bells, three Krispy Krunchy Chicken Stands, two Steak Escapes and the 79er Restaurant in Burnsville, West Virginia. For more information, see

About Remember The Miners
Remember the Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to honoring 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.


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