If it wasn't for legal skill games, such as Pennsylvania Skill, we wouldn't be able to donate and give back to our communities. Pennsylvania Skill proudly serves counties all over the state which allows us to give back to those who create our communities — the people.
The Citizens Hose Company No. 1, of Glassport, received a $7,500 donation to purchase a new water rescue boat and trailer, dry suits, and rope rescue bags. The nonprofit provides fire protection, emergency rescue, and swift water rescue to Glassport and surrounding communities in Allegheny County. The Citizens Hose Company are members of the PEMA/FEMA emergency response teams.
Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving made a $2,500 donation to Folds of Honor for the annual All Fore Folds Golf Tournament. Since 2007, Folds of Honors has provided educational scholarships to spouses and children for Veterans and disabled service-members.
Jim Davis, Chairman, accepts a $5,000 on behalf of Bobs Creek Stream Guardians from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The $5,000 donation will be used to provide half a year of feed supply for the Blue Knob Cooperative Nursery and to rent a rock truck for yearly stream habitat improvement. Bobs Creek Stream Guardians promotes restoration and conservation of all-natural resources in the Bobs Creek watershed, both public and private lands, conducts educational and scientific investigations, programs and research, and educates students, adults and organizations on issues facing natural resources. The nonprofit serves the creek’s watershed located in Bedford and Blair counties.
The Community of Lilly Volunteer Fire Company received a $2,500 donation from to install new overhead doors on their three-bay station with automatic openers and closers. The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company is part of the Keystone Regional Fire Rescue Department which serves Lilly Borough, Washington Township and the southern part of Cambria County. They provide unlimited emergency fire and rescue services to any persons in need and they strive to protect and preserve the lives and property of all citizens and traveling public in the community. Pictured are Lynn Wheland, of Miele Manufacturing, left; and Ted Westin Jr., Treasurer at the Lilly Volunteer Fire Company.
Fostering Music, of Shelocta, received a $1,250 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving to help pay for lessons for children in Armstrong, Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Mercer, and Washington counties. Fostering Music provides musical instruments and lessons to children in the foster care system within Western Pennsylvania. Pictured is Christy Stitt, Executive Director of Fostering Music, accepting the check during a presentation.
Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market and Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving each donated $10,000, totaling to be $20,000, to the three Salvation Army Services Units based in three store locations — Kittanning, Leechburg, and Saxonburg. Pictured is Ryan Sprankle, owner of the Kittanning store, left; Randy Sprankle, owner of the Leechburg store, Jeff Millay, Director of Sales for Miele Manufacturing; Capt. Luke A. Barney, of the Salvation Army in Kittanning; Doug Sprankle, owner of the Saxonburg store; Gloria Carney, Senior Field Representative; Karen Boltz, Service Unit Human Services Coordinator; and Marlin Boltz, Service Unit Chairman, all of the Salvation Army.
The Stephen B. Herrold Memorial Fund, of Mill Hall, received a $4,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving to provide scholarships for children pursuing higher education.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Central Pennsylvania received a $2,500 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. UCP Central PA has a 67-year history of providing comprehensive and innovative services and supports for people across the lifespan with a wide variety of diagnoses and conditions. Headquartered in Camp Hill, UCP’s geographic and programmatic footprint extends across 20 central Pennsylvania counties, with significant operations in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.
Veteran’s Promise, of Dickson City, received a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. Veteran’s Promise is an advocacy veteran organization committed to reducing suicide and addition rates among veterans. The donation will be used to fund hardship grants for veterans and families and to make a Wall of Warriors memorial for those lost during service after 9/11 including firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders.
The Williamsburg Public Library received a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The library recently inherited files from the Williamsburg Historical Society about local history, genealogy, church, cemeteries and Williamsburg High School classes including newspaper clippings, photographs, photocopied articles and ephemera. The donation will be used to digitize their new collection and the materials will be scanned with metadata and uploaded to Power Library PA Photos and Docs. Metadata will then be sent to The Digital Public Library of America where it will be available and searchable. The Williamsburg Public Library serves its borough in Blair County. Pictured is Lynn Wheland, of Miele Manufacturing, left; and Roane Lytle, Library Director at the Williamsburg Public Library.
Additional donations in April 2021 include:
AYSO South Williamsport
Growing Together Aquaponics, Inc.
The Monroe Foundation
Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving is made up of the hundreds of skill game operators from across the state. It has handed out nearly $2 million since it was created in 2018.