Hardy Telecommunications and Capon Valley Bank together will offer free admission to all Hardy County K-12 students for the upcoming Hardy Bowl high school football game featuring East Hardy at Moorefield.
Hardy Telecommunications and Capon Valley Bank are teaming up to pay for any student tickets for the October 14 game at Moorefield. All Hardy County students in grades K-12 will receive free admission at the gate. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.
“The origin of this came from Capon Valley Bank, and they brought to us the idea of partnering to provide this benefit to students,” said Hardy Assistant General Manager Derek Barr. “We loved it and jumped on board. We have a great rivalry between our two county high schools, but we also band together whenever the county or the state has a challenge.
“We’ve been doing it for several years now, and I still think it’s important. If anything, it’s even more important now as we continue to deal with the effects of COVID and try to get back to as close to normal as possible. A Friday night high school football game is a great way to come together as a community.”
Capon Valley Bank Assistant Vice President for Loans Kris Kerr said the bank is excited to sponsor this opportunity for students, and to work with Hardy Tel.
“We’re proud to partner with Hardy Telecommunications and bring this benefit to our communities,” he said. “I encourage all students to attend the game and support their fellow classmates. The football players, cheerleaders, band members… all are out there representing their school and community, and we hope all students turn out for a great event.”
Hardy Telecommunications and Capon Valley Bank are both business partners with East Hardy High School, but Derek said the free admission is available for all K-12 students in Hardy County.
“Moorefield High School also was a great partner in making the coordination of the donation as easy as possible,” Derek said. “We appreciate their help in providing this to all county students.”
Capon Valley Bank, a subsidiary of Highlands Bankshares, is a community-oriented neighborhood bank dedicated to serving local customers since July 1918. It has branches in Wardensville, Moorefield, and Baker in West Virginia and in Gore and Stephens City in Virginia.
Hardy Telecommunications, Inc., a member of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, is a non-profit cooperative dedicated to bringing affordable broadband Internet service to the citizens of Hardy County and surrounding areas. The company offers services through OneNet, Hardy County’s first fiber-to-the-home network. It is recognized nationally as a Smart Rural Community Provider.