Donate to Stockert Youth & Community Center
Stockert Youth & Community Center needs a larger, multi-purpose auditorium for sports and community events. Follow this link to the GoFundMe page to make a donation if you are able. You may also set up a recurring monthly donation via your utility payment. Use this form to get started: Monthly Recurring Gift Form
Read on below for updates on the fundraising campaign, and about the challenge from Mike Ross, $10,000 donation match from Tim Critchfield, and $1,000 donation from David L. Waggy. Thanks to all who donate–donations of any size are appreciated!
Buckhannon Toyota donated $20,000 to the campaign on Friday, October 12–thank you, Buckhannon Toyota!!
SYCC fundraising campaign sees boost from recent contributions & Elimination Dinner
October 15, 2018
Stockert Youth & Community Center (SYCC) provides crucial services for area youth and families, including afterschool care and tutoring for local students, summer camp, and meeting rooms for community support groups. Youth and adults alike participate in sports, fitness, and art classes at SYCC. Having outgrown the current space, a campaign is ongoing to raise money for an expanded multipurpose facility that will be used for athletics, recreation, and events. On Friday, the campaign received a huge boost from Buckhannon Toyota and the proceeds from the evening’s Elimination Dinner. Combined, these contributions totaled more than $30,000 bringing the campaign total to close to $230,000.
Buckhannon Toyota, led by Jason Minsker, donated $20,000 to Stockert Youth & Community Center for the new facility. This is the largest donation that SYCC, or the City, has ever received. Meanwhile, the Buckhannon Elks Club gave $1,250 and Buckhannon Moose Club donated $1,500 recently. The Hodgesville Lions Club, Tennerton Lions Club, and Mr. Frank Beckner also made contributions.
Friday evening, the SYCC elimination dinner netted close to $10,000 through ticket sales, raffles, and auction items. Thank you so much to all who contributed an item for auction or raffle, and to everyone who attended, enjoyed a nice meal, and bid on the fun items. We also would like to send a big thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who helped put on the event.
You may also get involved by volunteering! For SYCC volunteer needs, call the Center at (304) 473-0145 or go to the Buckhannon Volunteer Center website at:
Mayor’s Fitness Challenge!
The Mayor is down 13 pounds since February 16th, while Mike Cozad of ACP is down 4 lbs. The Mayor is taking pledges of a dollar (or more) for every pound lost, a penny for every step taken, and a dime for every sit-up performed on June 29th, his birthday! Mike Cozad of ACP stepped up and joined the challenge, pledging a $5 for every pound he loses, plus $5 more for every additional pound that the Mayor loses. Great job guys–keep up the hard work!
Mike Ross to community: “Make an investment” in our youth;
Donates $10,000 for Stockert Youth Center expansion
January 19, 2018
BUCKHANNON, WV: Mike Ross has a challenge for others in the community who are able to donate to the Stockert Youth Center expansion project: donate now, and he will match each donation up to $10,000.
On Friday, Mr. Ross joined Debora Brockleman, Executive Director of Stockert Youth Center, Don Nestor, Stockert Youth Center Board of Directors member, Troy “Buddy” Brady, Upshur County Commissioner and Stockert Board of Directors member, and Mayor David McCauley of the City of Buckhannon, at Stockert Youth Center to present a check for $10,000 for the much-needed expansion. But, there is a catch: his dollars must be matched by other contributions; hence, the challenge to other donors to join the fundraising campaign.
Brockleman noted that the existing facility is heavily used by a wide variety of groups and a larger space is necessary to better serve the community. Basketball, karate, tumbling, yoga, dance, zumba, kickboxing and drill teams all use the facility regularly for practice, classes and competitions.
The center is also utilized during special events, such as the West Virginia Strawberry Festival, Children’s Festival, and Fall Fest. Craft shows and art exhibitions have also displayed in the facility. However, the current space is much too small to house larger events and sports games. Therefore, the Stockert Youth Center Board of Directors plans to create a larger, multi-purpose auditorium, but funding is needed. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated.
To donate, please call (304) 472-1651 and ask for Amby Jenkins or go to the GoFundMe page online by following this link: gf.me/u/f8xszf .