2019 WVU Medicine Children’s Community Service Award Recipient
On Saturday, February 9, 2019, WVU Medicine Children’s hosted their annual fundraising gala at the Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place Hotel. Stick Tattoo and sister company, The Stick Company, have been continued supporters of this event for over 11 years, but were especially honored this year as our own Owner and President, Damian Ferek was recognized and awarded the 2019 Community Service Award. The hospital’s recognition video was played for the evening’s event attendees and featured a short overview of our team’s contributions to WVU Medicine Children’s.
The Stick Company was honored to have our long-time friend and supporter, Cheryl Jones, Chief Nursing Officer of WVU Medicine Children’s, say a few words on our team’s behalf, as part of the award presentation.
Following the video, Damian was present to take the podium so that he could deliver some words of appreciation, as well.
“Growing up in a small town like Carmichaels, PA, you are taught two things. 1) Work hard – each and every day, and 2) Get involved in anything and everything. When we opened our company in 2007 in Morgantown, we strived to do exactly that. Fast forward 12 years later, and while we are honored to receive this recognition, we feel we are just getting started. We would certainly like to thank all of our team, our partners, the WVU Medicine Children’s Development office and all of the Morgantown community for your support throughout the years.”
Stick Tattoo also donated a gift basket with a $300 gift card, some of our retail merchandise, and a few bottles of our team’s favorite spirits … the ever-appropriate Sailor Jerry rum.
For those that might not be aware, Stick Tattoo and The Stick Company have partnered with WVU Medicine Children’s since our first company opened in 2007. From there, our team has helped support a number of campaigns and initiatives over the years, as well as helped launch a few of our own including Tats For Tots, Rockin’ Toy Drive, and the recent Ride For Kids WV. In 2015, Damian, along with VP Kim Johnson, volunteered to co-chair the Annual Gala, as well.
We at Stick Tattoo were honored and humbled to have received this recognition, and appreciate the continued support of all of our friends and family and the Morgantown community. A special thanks to all of the team at WVU Medicine Children’s for not only the recognition, but for the continued dedication, services and care you continue to provide to the region.