The Ohio Oil and Gas Asso­ci­a­tion raised more than $10,000 for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank dur­ing its annu­al char­i­ty game event.

Mike Chad­sey, direc­tor of pub­lic rela­tions for the Ohio Oil and Gas Asso­ci­a­tion, said they have raised over $50,000 for local char­i­ties since begin­ning the annu­al event. The mon­ey has pre­vi­ous­ly aid­ed the Foun­da­tion of Appalachia for its book pro­gram and local coun­ty emer­gency man­age­ment agen­cies to help fight COVID-19. This year the funds will be donat­ed to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to help com­bat food inse­cu­ri­ty in local pantries in east­ern and south­east­ern Ohio.

This was our third annu­al game,” he said. “We know our com­pa­ny and mem­bers have assets in dif­fer­ent coun­ties so we move it around. Every­one likes to play dif­fer­ent games so we switch it up each year. The game is real­ly just a mech­a­nism to help raise the funds for the char­i­ties, and we have fun while doing it.”

Chad­sey said they raised more than $10,000 dur­ing this year’s event, with the asso­ci­a­tion cov­er­ing expens­es. He said all the mon­ey raised dur­ing the event will go straight to Mid-Ohio Food Bank.