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  1. 1.   March 21, 2012 Remember The Miners Announces 1st Annual Tribute Golf Classic Presented by Little General Stores Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic to be held May 11th at Glade Springs Resort. Remember The Miners is excited to announce its first annual golf fundraising tournament, the Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic Presented by Little General. The tournament will be held Friday, May 11th at Cobb Course at Glade Springs Resort in West Virginia. Four-person teams will play the course. VIPs attending include Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., Randy Moss, Coach Bob Huggins, Jason Williams, and Coach Don Nehlen. Registration will occur from 8:00-9:00 AM, with a shotgun start at 10:30 AM. Tribute programming will begin the morning’s festivities, with the presentation of the Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class of the Scholars Program. “We’re excited to introduce the Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic as one of our newest traditions,” began Jason Parsons, President of the organization. “It’s a privilege for us to involve some of West Virginia’s most notable philanthropists and raise money to help educate the future of the coal industry.” The tournament will benefit the Remember The Miners Scholars Program, which has awarded tens of thousands of scholarship dollars to students pursuing higher education in the mining industry. For more information, like Remember The Miners on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. 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. http://www.remembertheminers.org. ###  West  Virginia  Office:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington,  DC  Office:  Suncrest  Corporate  Center                      500  Montgomery  Street,  Suite  260    PO  Box  330                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alexandria,  VA  22314  Morgantown,  WV  26505     RememberTheMiners.org  |  info@remembertheminers.org  |  304.212.4682  
  2. 2.   April 10, 2012 Remember The Miners Announces VIPs at First Annual Tribute Golf Classic Golf tournament fundraiser will honor Scholars Program inductees with presentation and high-profile attendees. Remember The Miners is pleased to announce the attendance of several VIPs at their upcoming First Annual Tribute Golf Classic. AmericaRemember The Miners Honorary Chairman and head coach of WVU’s basketball team Bob Huggins, NFL player Randy Moss, NBA star Jason Williams, and former WVU football coach Don Nehlen will be attending the event. The event will be held May 11th at the Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, West Virginia. The tournament will include tribute programming to honor the Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class of the Scholars Program. 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. “We’re excited to be part of this inaugural event,” began Honorary Chairman of Remember The Miners Coach Bob Huggins. “High-profile events like these with VIPs that are native West Virginians heighten the level of awareness of the story of the coal miner.” For tickets, click here, or contact Cam Payne at cam(at)remembertheminers(dot)org or 304.553.2656. “The support of Coach Huggins, Randy Moss, Jason Williams, Don Nehlen, and Joe Mazzulla is absolutely essential to making the first Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic a fundraising success,” added Jason Parsons, President of Remember The Miners. 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. http://www.remembertheminers.org. ###  West  Virginia  Office:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington,  DC  Office:  Suncrest  Corporate  Center                    500  Montgomery  Street,  Suite  260    PO  Box  330                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alexandria,  VA  22314  Morgantown,  WV  26505     RememberTheMiners.org  |  info@remembertheminers.org  |  304.212.4682  
  3. 3.   April 12, 2012 Remember The Miners Announces Little General as Title Sponsor at Tribute Golf Classic Remember The Miners is excited to announce Little General as the Title Sponsor during the Tribute Golf Classic, to be held May 11th at Glade Springs Resort. The Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic is an inaugural event being held this year to raise awareness and funds of the organization. Four-person teams will play the course. Sponsorship packages are available, and include the option of being assigned a celebrity to complete a team with three players. “We’re honored that Little General has continued its tradition of philanthropic involvement and community support with its generous contribution for our first annual golf tournament,” began Jason Parsons, President of Remember The Miners. “Little General has been an integral part of our fundraising process in the past, including sponsoring our first class of the Scholars Program in 2011.” Registration will begin at 8:00 AM with a shotgun start at 9:30 AM. Prior to the event’s beginning, awardees of the Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class will be announced, and Remember The Miners will conduct tribute programming honoring the coal miners, their families, and the community. A cocktail reception will be held following the tournament, in addition to a seated dinner. Greg Darby, President of Little General, stated, “We’re proud to be the Title Sponsor for the Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic. We continue to support Remember The Miners because of their commitment to the coal miner and supporting all the hardworking men and women of the coal industry.” “We thank Little General for their support in this first-time event,” began Coach Bob Huggins, Honorary Chairman of Remember The Miners. “Little General’s donation will help us realize the Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic to its fullest potential, allowing us to establish this event as a yearly fundraiser in helping our organization continue to grow and tell the story of our coal miners.” 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 Godfathers Pizzas, 11 Sams 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/. ###  West  Virginia  Office:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington,  DC  Office:  Suncrest  Corporate  Center                    500  Montgomery  Street,  Suite  260    PO  Box  330                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alexandria,  VA  22314  Morgantown,  WV  26505     RememberTheMiners.org  |  info@remembertheminers.org  |  304.212.4682  
  4. 4.   May 3, 2012 Remember The Miners Announces Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class Scholars Program Recipients Remember The Miners is pleased to announce the Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class Scholars Program awardees. Inductees into the Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class Scholars Program are: Jenna Ellison, Kelsie Blankenship, Ashton Cline, Daniel Brummage, Collin Morris, Bobbi Graham, Ronald Coon, Jr., Patrick Manley, Wanda McCune, LaTasha Mitchell, Matthew Curry, Robin Davis, Paige DeHart, and Whitney Justice. 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. Remember The Miners and the West Virginia Coal Foundation created the Scholars Program to support families of the West Virginia mining community. Awardees of the scholarship are miners, dependents of miners, or students pursuing higher education in the mining industry. “We’re excited for these men and women to continue their education in the coal industry,” began Jason Parsons of Remember The Miners. “By offering these scholarships to people of the coal community, we’re educating our future and providing opportunities for the next generation of miners.” In its first year, Remember The Miners awarded $25,000 to Scholars Program finalists. The Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class is comprised of 14 scholars who will be awarded a collective $25,000 as well. 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. http://www.remembertheminers.org. ###  West  Virginia  Office:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington,  DC  Office:  Suncrest  Corporate  Center                    500  Montgomery  Street,  Suite  260    PO  Box  330                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alexandria,  VA  22314  Morgantown,  WV  26505     RememberTheMiners.org  |  info@remembertheminers.org  |  304.212.4682  
  5. 5. Spring 2012 Pritchard Mining Class Scholars ProgramThe Remember The Miners Scholars Program was created in 2011 to provide financialaid to miners, dependents of miners, and students pursuing higher education in themining industry. In its first year, the Scholars Program awarded $25,000. The Spring 2012Pritchard Mining Class is comprised of 14 students who will be receiving a collectivetotal of $25,000 this year as well. Kelsie Blankenship Daniel Brummage Beckley, WV Blacksville, WV Bridgemont Community and Technical West Virginia University College 21 years old 18 years old Coal mining family member: Coal mining family member: Daniel S. Brummage, father Dennis Blankenship, father Ashton Patrick Cline Ronald Coon, Jr. Gilbert, WV Charleston, WV Undecided on university Carver Career and Technical Center 18 years old 40 years old Coal mining family member: Coal mining family member: Patrick Cline, father Ronald L. Coon, father Johnny Cline, grandfather Matthew Christian Curry Robin Davis Princeton, WV Elkins, WV Bluefield State College West Virginia University 19 years old 23 years old Coal mining family member: Coal mining family member: Harry Melvin Curry, Sr. Robin is currently a fourth genera- tion coal miner
  6. 6. Paige DeHart Jenna EllisonFoster, WV Oak Hill, WVUniversity of Charleston 19 years old18 years old Marshall UniversityCoal mining family member: Coal mining family member: Greg DeHart, father Jennings K. Ellison, fatherBobbi Graham Whitney JusticeJolo, WV Avondale, WV18 years old 18 years oldSouthwest Virginia Community College Bluefield State College CollegeCoal mining family member: Coal mining family member: George (Bub) Tilden Graham, Jerry Justice, father father Jerry L. Justice, grandfather Homer Hopkins, grandfatherPatrick S. Manley Wanda McCuneBoomer, WV Fayetteville, WV35 years old 28 years oldBridgemont Community and Technical Mountain State UniversityCollege Coal mining family member:Coal mining family member: Darrell McCune Dane C. Manley, fatherLaTasha Ann Mitchell Collin MorrisDanville, WV Morgantown, WVWest Virginia State West Virginia University21 years old 21 years oldCoal mining family member: Coal mining family member: Carles Guy Mitchell, father Richard Moore, cousin Kenneth Junior Mitchell, grandfather Wilson Myers, great uncle Bobby Lee Mitchell, uncle Burl Michael, great uncle Doug & Steven Michael, cousins Merel Myers, cousin Robert Straight, cousin Gilbert Straight, great uncle
  7. 7. The First 18 Months OUR MISSION Remember The Miners is a public awareness campaign that tells the story of America’s real source of energy: the coal miner. Remember The Miners is committed to building valued partnerships to raise awareness through events, media, and our Remember The Miners Scholars Program. 2011 CONTRIBUTIONS 2011 “Over the past year, Remember the Miners has enjoyed great success in telling the story of the men and women of the coal industry. Ive always said a coal miner and $50,000 in Media Production & Buys $25,000 in Scholarships 12 22 RTM Events Mining Communities ParticipatedRemember The Miners their family are among the greatest people in the world and Im honored to serve as chairman of Remember $40,000 in Community Support 11.5k Facebook FansWashington, DC Office West Virginia Office The Miners. With your help, we can continue to tell the story of character and resilience that is the American $1,250,750 Earned Media Valuation 35k Attendees to RTM Originated Events500 Montgomery Street PO Box 330Alexandria, VA 22314 Morgantown, WV 26505 coal miner." - WVU Mens Basketball Coach Bob Huggins; 13,837,693 Media Impressions 250k Attendees to Events Where RTM Had a Presence 304.212.4682 | info@remembertheminers.org Honorary Chair, Remember The Miners.
  8. 8. The First 18 MonthsREMEMBER THE MINERS ENGAGES THE PUBLIC TO RAISE OUR JOURNEYAWARENESS THROUGH: In 2010, we joined forces to form Remember The Miners. At the start of our partnership, weSIGNATURE EVENTS: The Bob Huggins Fish Fry, Yuengling’s Rider’s for Miners, Mountaineer believed our sole task was to support the families of those 29 brave miners lost at the Upper BigShowcase, The Coca-Cola 600, Hillbilly Days, Martinsburg Air Show, The Bristol Night Race, and Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. In less than two years, Remember The Miners has grownThe Greenbrier PGA Classic into an industry-wide campaign to remind people across the coal fields and across the country to always remember the individuals behind the difficult work of mining coal. It’s good, important,UNIQUE PARTNERSHIPS (with sports properties and media): NASCAR, NCAA, Spike TV, ESPN, and essential work, and it matters for America.and Fox Sports. In the past months, weve been successful in mobilizing the investment of our supporters into realCOLLATERAL AND MERCHANDISE: Reflective gear, t-shirts, hats and car magnets action. Our focus is to turn the well-meaning generosity of those who support coal mining and people who mine it into real, actionable solutions that truly tell the story of coal. By doing this, weMEDIA: Fox Sports - On-Air Lap Dedication, ESPN - On-Air Event Segment, PSAs, media buys, can remind the nation to never forget the men and women of the coal industry, whether it is in theradio interviews, social media and PR halls of Congress or in everyday life.CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS: Mike Rowe, Bob Huggins, Randy Moss, Sam Huff, and Da’Sean We have generated over a million dollars in earned media, produced thousands of dollars inButler media and ad buys, led events reaching tens of thousands, and engaged thousands more on Facebook and Twitter. In just six months’ time, Remember The Miners has initiated and imple- mented a Scholars Program from the ground up that has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to sonsREMEMBER THE MINERS SCHOLARS PROGRAM and daughters of coal miners and those pursuing a mining career.The Scholars Program is a partnership between Remember The Miners and the West Virginia Together, weve done so much. Together, lets do much more. We need your support to do it.Coal Foundation that has awarded $25,000 since the programs inception in July 2011. Funds areraised through partnerships and events to provide awards for sons and daughters of coal miners, Jason Parsons and Erik Muendelas well as students wishing to pursue higher education in the mining industry. Co-Founders, Remember The MinersRemember The Miners scholars are recognized during our signature events. PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS 2011 SCHOLARS RECIPIENTS HOMETOWN Charlie Chase III Morgantown, WV Adam Bryant Staffordsville, KY Bradley Farley Mullens, WV Amanda Copley Bluefield, WV Korri Hall McDowell, KY MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  9. 9. The Waterfront Place Hotel AUG.31 Americas Real Source of Energy 6-9pm e rt Co nc & SPORTS GAMES & ACTIVITIES SPECIAL VIDEOS & LIVE MUSICPROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT BENEFIT THE RTM SCHOLARS PROGRAM& THE NORMA MAE HUGGINS CANCER RESEARCH FUND.www.remembertheminers.org/bobhugginsfishfry Remember the Miners (RTM) 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. • Remembering the miners who have fallen. Come on out and help us raise AWARENESS for the WV coal mining community and FUNDS for the West Virginia Coal Foundation. RememberTheMiners.org | PO Box 330 | Morgantown, WV 26507-0330 | info@remembertheminers.org | 703.739.2424
  10. 10. Americas Real Source of Energy 2012 EVENT CALENDAR May 11 Tribute Golf Classic Presented by Little General Stores June 21 Little General Golf Tournament July 4-8 Greenbrier Classic July 25-28 Mountain Fest Aug. 31 Bob Huggins Fish Fry Oct. 19 Yuengling Riders for Miners Oct. 20 Bridge Day 2013 PREVIEW Jan. Bob Huggins Tailgate Apr. Hillbilly Days May Tribute Golf Classic Aug. Yuengling Riders for Miners Sep. Bob Huggins Fish Fry*All dates are subject to changeRemember The Miners (RTM) was created in 2010 to provide a platform to honor those in the coal industrywho sacrifice for our freedom and comfort. RTM’s public awareness campaign is dedicated to:• Honoring the legacy of all miners and the mining industry.• Bringing the human element to the forefront of the energy debate.• Remembering the miners who have fallen.RTM continues to encourage increased awareness of mining advocacy through public serviceannouncements, media buys, public relations, social media integration and sporting eventsponsorships, along with its partnership with the West Virginia Coal Association. RememberTheMiners.org | PO Box 330, Morgantown, WV 26507-0330 | info@remembertheminers.org | 304.212.4682 For additional information regarding partnership opportunities with Remember The Miners, please contact Jason Solomonson (JasonS@remembertheminers.org)
  11. 11.   Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic Schedule of Events Media contact: Quin Woodward Pu Cell: 706.231.5302 quin@remembertheminers.org Time Event Location 8:00-9:00 AM Media check-in Outdoor pavilion Tribute Ceremony, 9:00-10:30 AM Presentation of Spring 2012 Outdoor pavilion Pritchard Mining Class VIP Lounge/interview area 10:30 AM opens; shot gun start of the Glade Springs Resort tournament 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Golf tournament underway Fairway Coal miner registration for cocktail reception; media 2:30 PM Outdoor pavilion check-in for afternoon programming Conclusion of golf tournament; cocktail 3:00-5:00 PM reception for coal miners Outdoor pavilion with silent auction, live band, and hors d’oeuvres *All times and locations are subject to changeWest  Virginia  Office:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington,  DC  Office:  Suncrest  Corporate  Center                    500  Montgomery  Street,  Suite  260    PO  Box  330                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alexandria,  VA  22314  Morgantown,  WV  26505     RememberTheMiners.org  |  info@remembertheminers.org  |  304.212.4682  

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