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You did it, WOWOLand.

171,904.13 raised for Community Harvest Food Bank and Super Shot.  That will be MATCHED to $343,808 thanks to Brigadoon Fitness!


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IF YOU PLEDGED A DONATION:

Please send in your donation before the end of the year.  Make checks out to “Penny Pitch”, and mail to:

WOWO Penny Pitch
2915 Maples Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46816


“The generosity was overwhelming this year,” said program director Ryan Wrecker.

Over the course of the two day radiothon, the Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch was able to raise $171,904 for Community Harvest Food Bank and Super Shot.

With the support of Bruce Dye and Brigadoon Fitness and King of Carts, the $171,904 raised during the annual Penny Pitch Radiothon will be matched to $343,808 and split between the two recipient charities.

“For the second consecutive year, Brigadoon Fitness welcomes the opportunity to partner with WOWO by giving back to the community by matching, dollar for dollar, the total amount raised for local charities through Penny Pitch,” said Bruce Dye, owner of Brigadoon Fitness.

The money will go to support Community Harvest Food Bank’s program called Hope for Heroes.  It focuses on providing groceries at no cost to veterans and military families in need through their Community Cupboard pantry.  They also work with the VA to provide food to homeless veterans transitioning into housing.  It will also help Super Shot keep up with the growing need to provide vaccinations for low-income, uninsured, under-insured and Medicaid eligible people.

This was the first Penny Pitch without spokesperson Bob Chase, who passed away in November.  “Bob has been involved with every Penny Pitch since 1953, and without his hard work and dedication to the community, none of this is possible,” said Ryan Wrecker.  Many people who called in donations did so in the memory of Bob, as the radiothon was in dedication to his service.

Since 1948, WOWO’s Penny Pitch has been providing grants to individuals and not-for-profit organizations serving Northeast Indiana.  The main mission of Penny Pitch is to help those who are either disadvantaged or physically handicapped by supporting the charities that have the same mission in mind.

 


2016 WOWO Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch Charities Announced

WOWO is happy to announce that Brigadoon Fitness, with support from King of Carts, will match donations dollar for dollar again this year!

“For the second consecutive year, Brigadoon Fitness welcomes the opportunity to partner with WOWO by giving back to the community by matching, dollar for dollar, the total amount raised for local charities through Penny Pitch,” said Bruce Dye, owner of Brigadoon Fitness.   

This year, the two charities Penny Pitch will support are:

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Community Harvest Food Bank has launched a new program called Hope for Heroes.  It focuses on providing groceries at no cost to veterans and military families in need through their Community Cupboard pantry.  They also work with the VA to provide food to homeless veterans transitioning into housing.

 

(Photo Supplied/ supershot.org/)
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Super Shot promotes vaccination and provides access to immunization community-wide.  They’ve seen an increased need as many physician offices are no longer participating in the Federal Vaccine For Children program, so Super Shots steps up to offer immunizations in our community for low-income, uninsured, under-insured and Medicaid eligible people.

Upcoming WOWO Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch dates:

Friday, December 2nd: Phil’s One Stop gas pump at Georgetown (6230 E State Blvd), Leo Crossing (10330 Leo Rd), and Hilligas (3005 Hillegas Rd)
Sunday, December 4th :  Komets Hockey night
Thursday, December 15th and Friday, December 16th : Radiothon

 


THANK YOU FOR THE APPLICATIONS
We are currently not taking applications.  Check back in 2017 to apply to be a Penny Pitch recipient.

 

Are you a non-profit organization in the Fort Wayne / Allen County region?  WOWO Radio wants to hear from you!
Penny Pitch is a local non-profit organization, in connection with WOWO Radio that raises money for great community and program oriented charities in the region.  There’s no form to fill out, just tell us about your organization and make sure to include:

-=- Official Organization name and address
-=- 501c3 status
-=- 1 to 2 page summary of your organization
-=- No more than a 1 page summary of how you would use the donated Penny Pitch funds.  This could be a new program that you would like to start offering, a dormant or small program you would like to expand, or a program that has overwhelming need that you’re unable to keep up with.  Please explain how the funds will be used.  

SEND THIS INFORMATION TO:  wrecker@wowo.com 

OR mail / deliver application to:  

Ryan Wrecker
2915 Maples Road
Fort Wayne, IN  46816

The 2016 application window closed on Friday, September 2nd, 2016.  The 2017 application dates have not yet been announced. 

Our board of directors will sort through the applicants and determine which charity will be the focus of our efforts.

WOWO’s efforts for Penny Pitch will focus fundraising efforts towards the selected charity.  Schedule of fundraising events will be announced after the organization is selected.  

 


The WOWO Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch is a huge success!
Together with you, we raised over $280,000 with the generous match of Brigadoon Fitness. 
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WOWO BRIGADOON FITNESS PENNY PITCH
Thanks to Brigadoon Fitness, 2015 will be a landmark year for Penny Pitch

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This year, Penny Pitch donations will be MATCHED by Brigadoon Fitness, thanks to Bruce Dye.
The WOWO Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch this year will also select multiple charities.  

APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR 2015 — THANK YOU FOR APPLYING!

We’ll announce the Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch recipients in October.
Listen to WOWO Radio for the big announcement.  


2015 Penny Pitch applications are closed

check back in the summer of 2016

 


WOWO Raises $130,575 for Boomerang Backpacks!

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Learn more about the program by clicking here

 


WOWO raises over $80,000 for Penny Pitch in 2013


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WOWO Radio is proud to announce Turnstone
as the 2013 Penny Pitch charity

 

About Turnstone:  Turnstone’s Mission & Services:Founded in 1943, Turnstone has helped people with disabilities maximize their independence. The agency’s mission is to provide therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs to empower people with disabilities. Turnstone is the only not-for-profit in northeast Indiana that offers a full range of programs and facilities designed to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities. Programs and services Turnstone provides that enhance the lives of people with disabilities include – therapeutic intervention, early education and childcare, health and wellness, sports and recreation, adult day services and residential ramp building.

Many of Turnstone’s services are unduplicated, and, as a result, the agency is a sought after provider throughout the region. Without our services, adults with disabilities would have limited social outlets, be dependent on their families or face premature placement in a nursing facility. Children with disabilities would not gain the independence necessary to function in a school setting, nor the skills needed to grow into independent adults.

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Turnstone is requesting support from the WOWO Penny Pitch for the agency’s Residential Ramp Building program. The ramp program utilizes dedicated volunteers to construct wheelchair access ramps at the homes of people with disabilities. Turnstone’s residential ramp building program began in 1989, and over the course of 24 years, 1,200 residential ramps have been built for people with disabilities living in Allen County. Last year, Turnstone built 31 ramps for people in need, but more could be built each year if funding were available.

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