Beckley-Raleigh County
Chamber of Commerce
245 North Kanawha Street
Beckley , WV 25801
STAR USA Federal Credit Union

Support Active Programs for an Active Community

- 12/17/2015
Support Active Programs for an Active Community

Active Southern West Virginia is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating more physically active communities by encouraging a culture of living an active lifestyle to improve the community and the health of our workforce. We focus our energy on the New River Gorge region, so we cover Fayette, Raleigh, Nicholas, and Summers counties. We have a number of priorities that facilitate this goal and as our organization and programming grow we are seeking sponsors to help support these initiatives.

Listed below are current programs that can grow in 2016 with your support.
Community Captain Program:
Where we can really see making a difference in changing lifestyles is through our Community Captain program by recruiting, mentoring and helping create a program for a community member who wants to lead an activity of their choice on a regular schedule within their town. Walking, running, hiking, and biking are all some of the programs already going on. It is our desire to have sponsors for each Community Captain who can help the group with supplies to facilitate their activities.

Sponsor Headlamps for Beckley Team
Our Beckley Community Captains have been programming for us since this summer and as the daylight hours have shifted we would like to offer headlamps to the participants running with the Beckley Running Group. The Group meets every Thursday at 6pm at the Beckley Running Supply led by Community Captains Ryan Gilkerson, Missy Burleson, and Terry Hoskins for a distance of 3-10 miles. We are asking for a $100 sponsorship to purchase 10 headlamps or for a partial sponsorship of any amount.  The current daylight hours make it hard for those who want to be physically after work to feel safe when running at night so I hope your business can directly contribute to the health and wellness of the residents in your community.  

** To show appreciation for your organizations donation we will include the name of the business any time we reference the Beckley Running Group and create a blog post and news release thanking your business for the donation.

Please share with us how Active SWV can fit into your community support system in the short term and long term. Your involvement will have a direct impact on the lives of southern West Virginians.

Please contact the Program Assistant of Active Southern WV, Courtney Roark, with questions: (606) 344-2038. You can also see our website at

Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with ActiveSWV to encourage our community to get Active.