OHIO VALLEY — As the 2017-18 high school basketball season gets underway, Farmers Bank is launching its 3-for-3 campaign to benefit the school athletic departments.
In the past, the bank has held “Crawl for Cash” nights at area schools, but this year decided to take a different approach which will be of benefit to the schools involved.
Schools participating in the campaign are Eastern, Gallia Academy, Meigs, Point Pleasant, River Valley, South Gallia, Southern and Wahama.
Farmers Bank Marketing Manager Dru Reed explained that at each varsity home game this season (boys and girls), at the participating schools, a made three-point basket will be a $3 donation to the school’s athletic department. With each team having approximately 10 home games, even a total of five made three point shots per game would raise would raise $150 for the program.
In addition to the 3-for-3 program, should one of the participating schools pass a 30 point total in a girls home game or a 60 point total in a boys home game a sack of groceries will be donated to the food pantry. The pantry for the donation will be selected by the individual schools.
The 3-for-3 program and the sack of grocery donations are a way for the bank to give back to area students, schools and the community as a whole during the winter sports season.
Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.