Donor Randy Smith, Bulldogs Booster Club President Lorrie Stilley, Coach Walker, and Community Foundation President Darlene Truman (L to R) joined four members of the football team for a photo and the presentation of a $10,000 check to help replace the aging scoreboard electronics at Coburn Field.
Former Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith has continued to do great things for the community after hitting the Powerball Jackpot in late 2010. Shortly after winning, he created the W. Randy Smith Family Fund with a contribution to the Community Foundation of nearly $6 million. More than $3 million in grants have been awarded from the fund since it was established and Smith has been busy throughout the winter and into spring, recommending grants to support many charitable causes in Berkeley County.
The long list of projects includes three grants to Martinsburg High. The first was to design, construct, and install the brick and electronic sign on Queen Street in front of the school. A second grant paid for two large bulldog statues that are being installed near the school entrances, and another will help fund needed repairs to the scoreboard at the Bulldog’s football stadium. Always the champion for recreation and education, Randy Smith continues to recommend grants to support a wide range of nonprofit organizations in Berkeley County. In early March, the board approved a $5,000 grant to provide uniforms for the Martinsburg Police & Fire Explorers Post 27. A joint operation of the city’s police and fire departments, this program gives older teens the opportunity to experience what it takes to be police officer or fire fighter and helps them determine if they’d like to pursue a career in public service.