Sandy River High School Shoot Out

McDowell County EDA Invests in Youth and Sports with a Generous Donation to Sandy River High School

The McDowell County Economic Development Authority (EDA) continues to affirm its commitment to the welfare and development of our young residents. In a recent uplifting gesture, the EDA has provided critical support to the aspiring athletes at Sandy River High School through a significant donation.

Enhancing Athletic Programs with a New Shoot-A-Way System

In an effort to bolster the athletic programs at Sandy River High School, the McDowell County EDA has donated $3,900 for the purchase of a state-of-the-art basketball Shoot Out system. This modern training equipment, known as the Shoot Out system, is designed to enhance the shooting skills of basketball players, offering them more opportunities to refine their talents in a competitive sports environment.

A Ceremony Celebrating Future Champions

The contribution was marked by a ceremony at Sandy River High School, where the new Shoot Out system was unveiled. Present at the event were key figures from the EDA and local government, demonstrating their unified support for the county’s youth. Commissioner Michael Brooks and the enthusiastic new Commissioner, Dwayne Dotson, along with EDA President Barry Hale, were photographed at the new system, symbolizing their collective commitment to the community.

Commissioner Dotson’s Promise to the Youth

During the event, Commissioner Dwayne Dotson reiterated his dedication to the young people of McDowell County, stating, “Anything to help the kids in McDowell County, I will be there to help.” This declaration underscores the broader objectives of the McDowell County EDA, which include not only economic growth and infrastructure development but also investing in the region’s future through support for youth and education.

Impact on Sandy River High School

The new Shoot-A-Way system is a significant addition to the sports facilities at Sandy River High School, providing students with the tools they need to succeed and excel in basketball. The school’s athletic department expressed immense gratitude for the donation, emphasizing how such support is crucial in nurturing the athletic and personal growth of its students.

Looking Forward with Hope and Determination

This donation is more than just a contribution to a sports program—it’s an investment in the potential of our youth and the future of McDowell County. The EDA’s ongoing efforts to support educational and recreational activities highlight its role as a pivotal force in community development and youth empowerment.

As we celebrate this new addition to Sandy River High School, we also recognize the importance of community support in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Together, with continued dedication and collaboration, we can inspire and equip our youth to achieve their dreams and contribute positively to society.


EDA Board Members

Tracy Allison Gary, WV
Robert Beavers War, WV
Carl Bell Welch, WV
Mike Capparelli Northfork, WV
James DeShazio Welch, WV
Joe Ford Iaeger, WV
Kenneth Gentry Davy, WV
Adam Gianato Kimball, WV
Barry Hale Premier, WV
Brian Harrison Bradshaw, WV
Harold McBride Welch, WV
Carol Sizemore Northfork, WV