OHIO VALLEY — Students in the tri-county area will soon be crawling around the basketball court in search of cash.
Farmers Bank has scheduled five “Crawl for Cash” events to be held in Meigs, Gallia and Mason counties during the upcoming basketball season.
The first event will take place on Dec. 13 at Meigs High School during the Alexander versus Meigs boys basketball game.
Crawl for Cash is scheduled at Gallia Academy High School on Dec. 23 at the South Gallia versus Gallia Academy basketball game.
Dec. 27 will be the Crawl for Cash at Wahama High School during the game between Point Pleasant versus Wahama.
The Southern versus Eastern boys basketball game at Eastern High School on Jan. 13 will be the fourth event, with the Wahama versus Southern game at Southern High School on Jan. 24 as the final scheduled event.
At each event, four students will be randomly selected to “crawl for cash” while blindfolded. Students are given 30 seconds to crawl around collecting as much cash as possible with the assistance of Farmers Bank employees who will be guiding them.
The event will take place during halftime of the varsity basketball games each night.
In addition to the craw for cash will be a food drive competition between the opposing schools and fans involved in the game.
For example, at the Meigs versus Alexander game, individuals from each of the schools (fans, students, etc.) are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated. The side which collects the most items will receive a $250 donation to that school’s athletic boosters from Farmers Bank. Items donated will go to local food pantries.
For more information on the events visit the Farmers Bank Facebook page.