This is the inaugural year of the Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame MVP Award, designed to recognize a person or organization for outstanding volunteer work to benefit the local community. The first recipient is Team Mojo Foundation -- a tax-exempt, non-profit organization -- was founded by Bill Crawford, who serves as executive director. The organization’s mission is “to create opportunities for young people in need by way of support, guidance and financial assistance.” It is funded by donations from individuals, businesses, organizations, grants from philanthropic foundations, and its own fundraising efforts.
Since 2010, Team Mojo Foundation has helped thousands local young people, providing financial assistance for events, activities and other needs. The types of needs they address is widely varied. Some areas they have helped make a difference include sports, scouting, tutoring, dance lessons, books, uniforms, band camp, fees, field trips, prom, graduation, extracurricular activities, music lessons, clubs, camps and more.
Board members in addition to Crawford include President Jeremy Williams, 1st Vice President John Stoakes, 2nd Vice President Maria Boyd, Treasurer David Bickerton, Secretary Belinda Dunlap, Pete Arner, Doug Comm, Anthony Bernardi, Maurice Brown, Anne Eisenhart, Sarah Lowe, John Mercer, Robert Nizer Jr., Jim Olmstead, the Rev. Ernest Peachey, Bill Ramsey and John Smith.
For more information on Team Mojo Foundation, visit teammojofoundation.org, visit their Facebook page or call 330-386-3939.