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May 4, 2013

In brief: Session to promote sports as attraction for visitors

JOHNSTOWN — Sports league representatives, tournament or event organizers, coaches, athletic directors and parents can attend the Johnstown Area Sports Travel Program’s reception and informational meeting.

The event is scheduled May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Johns­town-Downtown.

The Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide information about a study it had conducted by the National Association of Sports Commissions to determine how to attract visitor dollars to the area through sports.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP to Lisa Rager at or

536-7993, ext. 23, by Thursday.

Bank contributes funds for McCort scholarships

Bishop McCort Catholic High School has received what it termed a substantial donation from First National Bank of Pennsylvania.

The money will be used to support scholarships through the LIFT Scholarship Program and assist four students with financial aid to complete their high school studies.

First National Bank’s donation was directed to Bishop McCort through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program and provides scholarship and tuition assistance for qualified students.

The EITC Scholarship Program was initiated in 2001 and provides companies with a 75 percent tax credit for donations to nonprofit scholarship or educational improvement organizations.  

Bishop McCort is an approved EITC scholarship recipient through the Second Century Fund at the Diocese of Altoona-Johns­town.

For more information, call 248-3865.

Letter carriers to conduct food collection Saturday

Letter carriers will collect food for families in need on Saturday.

To contribute, fill a bag with nonperishable food items and place it beside your mailbox on Saturday.

Donations needed for cystic fibrosis fundraiser

BEDFORD – Organizers of the sixth annual Dancing for a Cure to benefit Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Inc. are seeking donations of auction items, door prizes, food and tax deductible contributions.

The event will be held from 7 to

10 p.m. May 18 in the banquet room of the Bedford Moose at 123 S Richard St.

The benefit is open to all ages, said Brandy Claycomb of New Paris, who is organizing the event with her husband, Allen.

The Claycombs’ 10-year-old daughter, Allie Jo, has cystic fibrosis as well has diabetes and cirrhosis of the liver. Allie is on a feeding pump for eight hours each night. She has undergone 15 surgical procedures.

The fundraiser also benefits 9-month-old Hailey Howsare, daughter of Natalie Leach and Darren Howsare of New Paris. Hailey also has cystic fibrosis.

The doors will open at 6 and DJ Jim Miller will provide music starting at 7.

No smoking or alcohol will be permitted at the dance.

There will be door prizes and raffle items including a Pittsburgh Steeler photograph, NASCAR memorabilia and World Wrestling Entertainment items.

Sandwiches and refreshments will be available.

Admission is $7 per person or $30 for a family of five or more. The dance is open to all ages.  

For more information, call Leach at 494-0911.

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