Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 11 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

Dewey Russell Elimination Dinner Raising Funds For CU Student-Athletes

ATHENS - There’s still time to be part of Concord University Athletics’ Dewey Russell Elimination Dinner on Friday, April 15, 2011 at University Point on the Athens campus. The event is a fundraiser for CU’s 17 varsity teams and hundreds of student-athletes.

The centerpiece of the dinner is a raffle, with prizes ranging from door prizes to a “thank you” from Concord Athletics to cash prizes, including the grand prize -- $1500 in cash. Raffle tickets cost $100 each, and only 200 will be sold. Prize winners do not have to be present to win.

The dinner begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. The menu includes shrimp, prime rib, chicken, and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. The prize drawing begins at 7 p.m.

The dinner is named in honor of Dewey Russell, a 1971 Concord alumnus and prominent local businessman who also serves as mayor of Princeton, W.Va.

For more information, including how to purchase tickets, call the Concord Athletic Department at (304) 384-5347.

Dewey Russell