Erickson bleacher donations have exceeded $10K

PARKERSBURG -Donations to the Erickson All-Sports Facility bleacher fund in honor of the memory of long-time Parkersburg South Principal Tom Eschbacher, now exceed $10,000, said Richard Bush, the president of the board of directors of the Camden Avenue sports complex.

Bush said as of Sunday night, approximately $10,200 had been donated in Eschbacher’s name. Given that the Deitzler Foundation, a charitable organization formed by Vienna residents Harry and Kathe Deitzler has agreed to match up to $20,000 in donations made on Eschbacher’s behalf, that amount will double to $20,400.

Those wishing to donate can do so by mailing their contribution to the Erickson All-Sports Facility, Post Office Box 3750, Parkersburg, WV 26103.

That isn’t the only fundraising project in which Erickson is participating. It recently received a state championship quilt from a recently-opened business located on Blizzard Drive near Parkersburg South. The quilt is going to be raffled with tickets going for $2 apiece. Again, the Deitzler Foundation has agreed to match the proceeds.