As one of the largest tourist events in West Virginia, it is a perfect time to showcase the proud tradition of mining coal in West Virginia and the pride Little General has in our coal mining families.
Fayetteville, WV (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
Remember The Miners, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring coal miners and their legacy through public awareness campaigns and charitable contributions, is excited to announce a partnership with Little General Stores during the 32nd Annual Bridge Day in New River Gorge, West Virginia.
As part of Little General’s charitable partnership, Remember The Miners will share space in booths eight and nine. Remember The Miners will have their branded awareness merchandise for purchase, including T-shirts, hats, and other memorabilia. Proceeds from sales made on Bridge Day will benefit the Remember The Miners Scholars Program, the flagship scholarship that provides financial scholastic aid to miners, dependents of miners, and those pursuing higher education in the mining industry.
"Little General is excited to join with Remember the Miners at Bridge Day. As one of the largest tourist events in West Virginia, it is a perfect time to showcase the proud tradition of mining coal in West Virginia and the pride Little General has in our coal mining families,” stated Greg Darby, President of Little General. “Once again, we are honored to join with Remember the Miners on important work that matters to the Little General family, our customers, and the people of West Virginia."
Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event in the world and held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, West Virginia. Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event, which will take place this year on Saturday October 15th.
Jason Parsons, Director of Remember The Miners, added, "The Remember the Miners team looks forward to celebrating Bridge Day with Little General. The men and women of the coal industry mine the coal that powers America and we should always remember them – whenever we flip on the lights and go about our daily business. West Virginia is a great place to visit because of the kindness of our people, the excitement of the outdoors, and the splendid beauty of our landscape. If you are from West Virginia, take a minute to remember the miners during Bridge Day; if you are one of the thousands of tourists from around the country, remember the coal miners - who are West Virginians - that provide the energy that gives us the comforts and conveniences in our everyday lives.”
Little General has been a supporter of Remember The Miners in multiple efforts this year, including a generous donation to the Scholars Program, becoming the point of sale for Remember The Miners’ awareness coal miner helmet magnets, and hosting a series of Awareness Concerts. In honor of Bridge Day, the grand finale of the Awareness Concert Series will take place the same day at Little General’s Fayetteville location. The concert will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, and is free and open to the public.
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 http://lgstores.com/.
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. The RTM Scholars Program, in conjunction with the West Virginia Coal Foundation, benefits dependents of miners by raising funds for the purpose of education within the mining industry. RTM also raises awareness about the sacrifices miners and their families make for our country. For more information, see http://www.remembertheminers.org.