AccuWeather Recognizes Middle-School Students for their Inspiring Fundraising Efforts for Make-a-Wish® Organization

June 15, 2009; 2:47 PM
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. June 15, 2009 - Evan Myers, Chief Operating Officer of AccuWeather, Inc., the world's leading multimedia weather information source and chief sponsor of the AccuWeather.com Centre County Make-A-Wish Gala, recently presented a commemorative plaque to a Bellefonte Area Middle School student organization to congratulate them on their superior fundraising efforts.

"It's an honor to meet with such inspiring kids and see their dedication to making a difference in the lives of other children," Myers said. "Thanks to their efforts and efforts of people like them the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia has been able to fulfill more than 10,000 wishes. AccuWeather is proud to be a sponsor of AccuWeather.com Centre County Make-A-Wish Gala for three years."

The students, led by student adviser and sixth-grade teacher Michael Stone, raised over $25,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This is the second consecutive year they have raised more than $20,000 for the Foundation. All money raised by the students will stay in Centre County.

About the 2009 AccuWeather.com Centre County Make-A-Wish® Gala

AccuWeather.com is the top corporate sponsor for the 2009 AccuWeather.com Centre County Make-A-Wish Gala. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia is a non-profit organization which grants wishes to children with life-threatening media conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Currently, the Foundation is one of the most active chapters in the country and has fulfilled more than 10,000 wishes since it was founded in 1983. All proceeds from the 2009 Make-A-Wish Gala held March 27, 2009, are used to grant wishes solely to children in the Centre County region. The Gala is the major fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Centre County. The Make-A-Wish Foundation encourages all to Share the Power of a Wish® and refer children by calling (800) 676-WISH.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 200,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, the ABC Owned Television Station Group, and washingtonpost.com. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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