OCMV, First National donate to Medomak football program

The Rockland-based nonprofit One Community Many Voices and First National Bank's Waldoboro branch presented the Medomak football program with a $6,000 co-donation on Nov. 12. Pictured, from left, are Leah Nickerson, Branch Manager First National Bank Waldoboro branch, Shanna Castner, Assistant Manager First National Bank Waldoboro branch, Kelly Woods, One Community Many Voices, Ryan Snell, Medomak Valley High School Head Varsity Coach and Naomi Miller, Medomak Valley Youth Football President.

WALDOBORO - At its end-of-season banquet Sunday, Nov. 12, the Medomak Valley Football program was recognized for its commitment to community spirit and volunteerism by two local organizations. The Rockland-based nonprofit One Community Many Voices and First National Bank's Waldoboro branch presented the representatives of the football program with $6,000 co-donation. The donation will cover the cost of the program's new scoreboard.

Members of the Medomak Valley High School Varsity program were recognized by One Community Many Voices (OCMV) for their help with the 4th annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle, one of OCMV's largest fundraisers. More than 30 members of the team and the team’s coaches donated much-needed volunteer man hours on the course during the event, manning the 20-plus obstacles and cheering on the more than 300 participants this past September.

“The core value of OCMV is community building community,” said Jennifer Michaud, race director for the Ragged Mountain Scuttle and an OCMV volunteer. “The Medomak football program came through for us. This is a youth program that emphasizes that volunteering and giving back to your community is just as important as winning on the field. And, that they were able to do so and help us in the middle of their season was impressive. It was a logical choice to take some of the money raised and donate it to this program that builds youth aspirations.”

Leah Nickerson, the Waldoboro branch manager for First National Bank, was key in connecting OCMV with the football program.

“The best part of my job is being able to reinvest in my community and work for a company that supports my efforts,” Nickerson said. “Medomak Valley Football is an organization that instills solid values. They are as successful because of the parents, kids, and volunteers that contribute their time and efforts to ensure they are building a dynasty to carry on from year to year.”

OCMV is a 501c3 charity that provides gap funding when no other resources are available to help neighbors in need resolve a hardship related to employment/skill building, youth aspirations, elderly independent living, transportation, or well-being. For more on OCMV, visit www.ocmv.org.


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