The two local businesses are jointly sponsoring the October 13 event at EHHS Field. All Hardy County students in grades K-12 will receive free admission at the gate. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.
“Capon Valley Bank broached the subject with us, and we agreed that it was a unique way to make the game accessible for all Hardy County students,” said Derek Barr, Hardy Telecommunications director of customer service and sales, marketing and human resources.
Alan Brill, president of Capon Valley Bank, said his organization is happy to help the county’s K-12 students attend the game.
“The roots of Capon Valley Bank go back almost 100 years, and we’ve always valued our customers who enable our success,” he said. “Even as our business has grown and expanded, we’ve always maintained our focus and commitment to give back to our communities. It’s our pleasure to partner with Hardy Telecommunications to sponsor student admission to the Hardy Bowl.”
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.
“We love competition on the field, but this is about the county coming together to support the student-athletes on both teams,” he said. “Football requires dedication and teamwork, and we want to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship by encouraging students to show up and cheer enthusiastically for their teams, but also to be respectful of the opposing side. We’re all proud to be Hardy County residents.”
Hardy Tel and Capon Valley Bank also are co-sponsoring a Tailgate Party before the game from 5:30-7 p.m. Stop by and visit their tent at the game and enjoy hot dogs, chips and other free items.
Hardy Telecommunications Inc., a member of the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, is non-profit cooperative dedicated to bringing affordable high-definition digital television, local and long distance telephone service and broadband Internet service to the citizens of Hardy County. The company offers services through Hardy OneNet, Hardy County’s first fiber-to-the-home network.
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.