Huggins has supported the fight against cancer with a series of endeavors benefiting the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund, which was created by the Huggins family to raise funds and awareness in honor of Huggins' late mother, Norma Mae. The fund supports cancer research at WVU's Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. He has also supported many efforts to aid the citizens of the state, and is now throwing his support behind the Remember the Miners Scholars Program, a joint venture between the West Virginia Coal Foundation and RememberTheMiners.org to provide scholarships for dependents of coal miners and/or individuals pursuing a career in the mining industry.
Those two worthy causes will be the beneficiary of the inaugural Bob Huggins Fish Fry Presented by Little General, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 2 at the Waterfront Place Hotel. The event will feature Huggins, members of the 2010 Men's Final Four, and other notable Mountaineer greats.
"The Fish Fry will be a great way to kick off the Friends of Coal Bowl weekend," said Coach Bob Huggins. "I look forward to members of our 2010 Final Four team and Mountaineer greats from various sports returning as we celebrate West Virginia and raise money for two great causes. It will be one of the greatest events in West Virginia this year."
Guests at the event will be able to mingle with the former collegiate athletes in attendance. Entertainment will be provided by West Virginia's own TaylorMade.
Tickets are $100 each and tables are available for purchase at $1000. All tickets include the fish fry dinner, meet and greet with Mountaineer greats, access to a memorabilia sale and silent auction, live country music with TaylorMade, and commemorative memorabilia for the inaugural event. Tickets are on sale now.
Former WVU basketball player and Fish Fry coordinator Cam Payne said, "We encourage everyone to get their Fish Fry tickets while they last. This will be a great celebration. I look forward to seeing my Final Four teammates and having a great evening to support the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund and the Remember the Miners Scholars Program."