Mid-Ohio Valley alumni chapter donates 75 tickets to local students in honor of those lost in 1970 plane crash

The Marshall University Alumni and Big Green chapter of the Mid-Ohio Valley, based out of Parkersburg, West Virginia, is always on a mission to make a difference. From raising scholarship funds for local students to supporting the athletic department, their wide-reaching impact just got larger.

This week the chapter purchased 75 tickets to the Marshall-UAB football game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in honor of the 75 victims of the 1970 plane crash.

The tickets were distributed to students in the Huntington area by Cabell County school principals and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams.

“We are incredibly proud of the success of the Mid-Ohio Valley chapter as well as their generosity with this gift to the students in the Huntington community,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations at Marshall. “To be able to honor the lives of the 75 in this way is a true testament to the Marshall spirit.”

Since 2009, the chapter has provided over 100 scholarships to incoming Marshall freshmen from the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Contributions to the Marshall University Foundation, the Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation and other donations total over $260,000 and include an endowed scholarship fund of  $33,000.

Persons who would like to donate to the chapter’s scholarship fund may visit  www.give.marshall.edu and add “Mid-Ohio Valley Scholarship Fund” in the comments section to designate their gift.


Photo: Recipients of Marshall University scholarships at Parkersburg South High School from May of 2021.