Waterfront Place Hotel Gives $25,000 to Remember The Miners

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Morgantown hotel supports public awareness campaign chaired by Coach Huggins

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We’re committed to letting people know what good people we have here in West Virginia and the good work we do.

Remember The Miners is pleased to announce a $25,000 gift from the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV. The gift comes as part of an annual partnership to support the efforts of the public awareness campaign dedicated to telling the story of America’s real source of energy: the coal miner.

Remember The Miners and the Waterfront Place Hotel hosted a reception Wednesday, February 8, 2012 to announce the gift and celebrate the new partnership. Community and coal industry leaders were in attendance.

The Waterfront Place Hotel’s commitment will help support Remember The Miners’ signature events and its flagship Scholars Program in the upcoming year. Waterfront Place Hotel was among one of Remember The Miners’ earliest supporters, and was the venue for signature events including The Miners Tribute Concert in November 2010, the COAL TV show series premiere, and the Inaugural Bob Huggins Fish Fry.

“We are pleased to support Remember The Miners in every way we can,” said Dan Watts, General Manager, Waterfront Place Hotel. “The coal and energy industry in West Virginia is vital and the opportunity to play any role in supporting this program is important to every one of us at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Morgantown Event Center.”

The Scholars Program was created in partnership with the West Virginia Coal Foundation to support families of the West Virginia mining community. Applications are currently open for the first round of 2012 Scholars, and are due by March 1st. Awardees of the scholarship are miners, dependents of miners, or students pursuing higher education in the mining industry.

“We’re very pleased to have the support of the Waterfront Place Hotel. We appreciate their support and generous contribution as we strive to continue to build our campaign to tell the story of coal mining and what it means for America,” said Jason Parsons, president of Remember The Miners.

“I appreciate the support of the Waterfront Place Hotel for Remember The Miners. We’re committed to letting people know what good people we have here in West Virginia and the good work we do,” said Bob Huggins, honorary chairman, Remember The Miners.

To learn more about Remember The Miners, see their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

About Waterfront Place Hotel
The Waterfront Place Hotel is situated overlooking the Monongahela River in Morgantown, W.Va. Offering 205 luxury guest accommodations, three restaurants and lounges, a spa and fitness center and an indoor pool, the Waterfront Place Hotel is Morgantown’s premiere hotel destination. The hotel sits adjacent to the Morgantown Event Center a state-of-the-art, transitional conference and meeting facility. The Waterfront Place Hotel and the Morgantown Event Center are pivotal investments in the City of Morgantown’s Wharf District and managed by Real Hospitality Group.

About Remember The Miners
Remember The Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to telling the story of America’s real source of energy: the coal miner. By building valued partnerships, Remember The Miners raises awareness through events, media, and the Remember The Miners Scholars Program.

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