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Kick Off Coal Bowl Weekend By Having A Fish Fry With Bob Huggins

Bob Huggins will hold his first annual fish fry the evening before the kickoff off WVU's 2011 football season against Marshall. On September 2nd at the Waterfront Place Hotel, Huggins will host a fish fry to raise funds and awareness for The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, The Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund, and Remember the Miners Scholars Program. There will be players on hand from the 2010 Final Four team as well as other past Mountaineer greats.

A meet and greet will be held during the event with Coach Huggins and other former players. The event will end with a concert held by West Virginia local group, TaylorMade. Tickets are $100 per person or $1,000 per table. Included with the price of a general admission ticket is:

  • The fish fry, player interviews, and concert.
  • General Admission Seating

If you purchase the $1,000 table sponsorship, you receive:

  • Commemorative promotional items such as an autographed basketball and T-shirt.
  • A chance to participate in the Celebrity HORSE Challenge.
  • And a meet and greet with members from the 2010 Final Four Men's Basketball team.

You can buy tickets here.

This is an event that is personally very near and dear to me. My mother was in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center during the 2010 Final Four being treated for squamous cell carcinoma. They were able to eliminate all traces of the cancer through their state-of-the-art treatments, and she may not be here today if it weren't for them.

Official Press Release:

The inaugural Bob Huggins Fish Fry Presented by Little General will be held on Friday, September 2nd at the Waterfront Place Hotel. The event will feature Coach Bob Huggins, members of the 2010 Men’s Final Four, and notable Mountaineer greats, and will benefit the Norma Rae Huggins Cancer Research Fund and the Remember the Miners Scholars Program.

"The Fish Fry will be a great way to kick off the Friends of Coal Bowl weekend," said Coach Bob Huggins. "I look forward to members of our 2010 Final Four team and Mountaineer greats from various sports returning as we celebrate West Virginia and raise money for two great causes. It will be one of the greatest events in West Virginia this year."

Guests will enjoy a delicious fish fry while paying tribute to West Virginia’s beloved winning basketball coach. A meet and greet with the former collegiate athletes will be held during the event. Additionally, West Virginia’s own country act TaylorMade will conclude the evening with a rousing concert.

Tickets are $100 each and tables are available for purchase at $1000. All tickets include the fish fry dinner, meet and greet with Mountaineer greats, access to a memorabilia sale and silent auction, live country music with TaylorMade, and commemorative memorabilia for the inaugural event. Tickets are available by logging onto or by clickinghere. Interested sponsors should contact Jason Parsons with Remember the Miners 304-993-2524 or email

Former WVU basketball player and Fish Fry coordinator Cam Payne said, "We encourage everyone to get their Fish Fry tickets while they last. This will be a great celebration. I look forward to seeing my Final Four teammates and having a great evening to support the Norma Rae Huggins Cancer Research Fund and the Remember the Miners Scholars Program."

The Norma Rae Huggins Cancer Research Fund was created by the Huggins family to raise funds and awareness in honor of Huggins' late mother, Norma Rae. The fund supports cancer research at WVU's Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

The Remember the Miners Scholars Program is a joint venture between the West Virginia Coal Foundation and to provide scholarships for dependents of coal miners and/or individuals pursuing a career in the mining industry.

Jason Parsons, Director of Remember The Miners, noted Little General will be presenting this event and has been a long time partners with The Scholars Program. "We are proud to present the first annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry with generous support from Little General. We are grateful for their continued support."

About the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center is West Virginia’s most comprehensive cancer treatment, research and education facility. We offer a multidisciplinary team approach and state-of-the-art technologies and treatments, as well as the latest clinical trials, and a variety of education and prevention outreach programs.

About Remember The Miners
Remember The Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to honoring the legacy of all miners and the mining industry, bringing the human element to the forefront of the energy debate, and remembering the miners who have fallen. Remember The Miners also raises awareness about the sacrifices that miners and their families make for our country.