Friday, April 15, 2016

Bath: Tyrtle Beach fundraiser raises more than $39,000

BATH – On what could be considered an almost-balmy day in April, Haverling High School math teacher and varsity coach Matt Hill took the 25th annual Tyrtle Beach splash as a …well as a (Ninja) Turtle. Organizers of the area youth program fundraising event – which drew a record crowd Friday at Lake Salubria – said the final tally will be announced Monday morning by event sponsor WVIN-FM. Early estimates place Hill raising a preliminary total of $39,000. Since it was launched 24 years ago after an on-air joke by WVIN-FM radio personality David Taylor Smith, the event has raised more than $575,000 for youth programs and distributed by the Steuben County Youth Bureau.