Fruth Celebrates 31 Years of Funding Scholarships

Fruth Pharmacy Employee/Child Scholarship winners joined the 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Each winner was recognized during ceremonies at the golf tournament.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (August 18, 2022) – Fruth Pharmacy held its 31st Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Hurricane, West Virginia. Fruth Pharmacy’s business partners and employees came out for a day of fun and fellowship on the golf course along with scholarship students they help to support. To date, Fruth Pharmacy has raised over one million dollars for scholarships to support educational opportunities for people in the tri-state area.

Fruth awarded a total of fifty-two scholarships this year. Fifteen of those scholarships were from Fruth Pharmacy’s new scholarship fund, the Fruth Pharmacy Employee/Child Scholarship Fund. Fruth acknowledged scholarship recipients during ceremonies.

Fruth’s Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament also supports scholarships at Marshall University, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Marshall Mid-Ohio Valley Center, Mason County Community Foundation, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, The Ohio State College of Pharmacy, Ohio University Southern, University of Rio Grande, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, and West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

Andy Becker, Pharmacy Vice President, gave a special presentation of $20,000 to the Bridge of Hope Fund. Bridge of Hope was set up in 2017 to help persons in addiction recovery to pursue a training or educational program.

“It’s a vote of confidence,” Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, said about the Bridge of Hope Fund. “It is telling a young person that does not even know you that you are going to give them money because you believe that they are going to be successful. That vote of confidence is so critical, especially to first generation college students to think ‘someone really believes in me enough to financially support me.’ It is a terrific way to start a college education.”

Winners of this year’s golf tournament included 1st place, Ohio Valley Bank, Team Members: Bryan Stepp, Mario Liberatore, Allen Bell, and Pat Harbour; 2nd place, Dinsmore & Shohl, Team Members: Dan Earl, Craig Banford, Tom Hamm, and J.H. Mahaney; 3rd place, Toler & Toler/Bickle Insurance, Team Members: Chris Toler, John Stevens, Nick Stevens, and Nick Tipple. Longest Putt: Chris McKensie of WCHS-FOX11; Closest to the Pin: Max Knapp of Ohio Valley Bank; Longest Drive (Women’s): Joan Fruth of Fruth Pharmacy; Longest Drive (Men’s): Chris Toler of Toler & Toler/Bickle Insurance; Putting Winner: Mike Boivin of CDMA; Chipping Winner: Chase Coe of Baker Tilly LLC.

Ohio Valley Bank Wins First Place
Dinsmore & Shohl-2nd Place Winners
Toler & Toler/Bickle Insurance-3rd Place Winners

Fruth wants to thank everyone for their generous donations and taking part in our 31st Annual Golf Tournament. A special thank you to our Double Platinum Sponsors, The Emerson Group and Cardinal Health and our Platinum sponsors, Centor, Genetco, and MetroNews.

If you are interested in applying for a Fruth Pharmacy scholarship, links to applications are located on Fruth Pharmacy’s website at fruthpharmacy.com/scholarships. Bridge of Hope Scholarship opens for applications September 1st.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company with twenty-nine locations serving West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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