Highlights TV Show Features WV Music Hall of Fame & YMCA's Corporate Cup


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Highlights: From the Heart of Our Community, 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 Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
The show airing May 21, 2018 –  May 28, 2018 ‘highlights’ the WV Music Hall of Fame & the YMCA’s 33rd Annual Corporate Cup.
We interviewed Michael Lipton, Director of WV Music Hall of Fame.
He recapped their Hall of Fame Ceremony held in February. Then he turned his attention to their upcoming 7th Annual Garden Party.
This year’s Garden Party fundraiser is set for Sunday, May 27th from 3-9:00 p.m. at Cafe Cimino in Sutton, WV.
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WVMHoF inductee John “Some Kind of Wonderful” Ellison returns for a night of rock ‘n’ soul. Ellison, whose enthusiasm is infectious, will be backed by WVMHoF Inductee Russ Hicks, Beckley’s Randy Gilkey and The Carpenter Ants.
Also appearing are WVMHoF inductee Bob Thompson and WV jazz guitar great Vince Lewis, and WV’s Jesse Milnes and the T-Mart Rounders.
Tickets are $75 in advance; $90 at the door
WVMHoF is a registered 501(c)3. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.
For tickets/info: 304/342-4412; wvmhof@gmail.com
Funds from this year’s event will support The WVMHoF Traveling Museum and Music Career Counseling Program. To date, the Traveling Museum has visited more than 600 schools and reached more than 16,000 students; the Music Career Counseling Program provides an introduction and a career path for performing and non-performing careers in the music industry.
We also talked with Chris Wade, Adult & Youth Sports Director at the YMCA of Kanawha Valley.
Chris talked about his job description at the Y then got into his role as the Coordinator of the YMCA Corporate Cup. This is the 33rd year for THE CUP, and Chris’s second year to spearhead the event. This year’s Corporate Cup begins on June 2, 2018. Click here for register form. corporate cup 2018 registration form.
Corporate Cup offers Kanawha Valley companies and organizations the opportunity to join together as an official team. 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.
Activities are co-ed and include:

  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer Shoot Out
  • Putt-Putt
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Bowling
  • Darts
  • Pool
  • Swimming Events
  • Tennis
  • Corn Hole
  • Table Tennis
  • Hoop Shoot
  • Track & Field Events

Call Chris to enter you company. He can be reached at 304-340-3527.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.

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