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Voice of the Mountaineers visits Lewisburg for a good cause

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Tony Caridi is a big name in Mountaineer sports, but what many may not know, is his contributions to non-profit organizations. 

He spoke at a tailgate party Thursday that was more than just good food and corn hole, it was a fundraiser for HospiceCare.

"This event is just huge for us, this ‘Inside the Huddle' with Tony Caridi has never been done in Greenbrier County before so we are the first," said Public Relations Coordinator for the Lewisburg Office of HospiceCare Missy Vanburen.

Caridi assists in many fundraisers and was happy to be a part of this one.

"We use these opportunities to go around the state and to help various non-profit organizations get their word out and get their message out," said the Voice of the Mountaineers.

Mountaineer fans in Lewisburg were thrilled to be able to have an event like this in their backyard. 

Dan Withrow and his wife Pat were excited to hear from the WVU play-by-play announcer, a voice their very familiar with.

"I'm a die-hard West Virginia Fan, have been for many years, probably 45-50 years we've been a fan of West Virginia and have followed them very closely," expressed Withrow.

Caridi wasn't the only famous face at the event, Jonathan Kimble the Mountaineer was also there to sign autographs and take pictures.

WVU fans participated in an auction, ate dinner, socialized and got excited for the upcoming season, all while raising money for a good cause.