Teddy Bear Fund Drive 2012-13


The 2012-13 Campaign is underway and it figures to be another great year for the Teddy Bear Fund Drive.


Students from Indiana and Homer-Center High School painted our studio windows in December. Check out the videos below.
Our biggest event so far has been the B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert at the Kovalchick Complext on Dec. 15.
Our most recent event was at the Rose Inn for the Teddy Bear Fund Drive Cornhole Tournament on Aug. 25.
The event featured the women of the Pittsburgh Passion, the Liquid Lightning and Black and Gold girls, games, prizes, more.  It was all hosted by the Rose Inn and sponsored by Liquid Lightning and Black and Gold Beer.  

WCCS Homer-Center WDAD Indiana Cat Country Homer-Center
Teddy Bear Fund Drive Cornhole Tournament
Cat Country and U92 having a great time at the Teddy Bear Fund Drive Cornhole Tournament at Rose Inn on Aug. 25, 2012. The Liquid Lightning Girls and the ladies of the Pittsburgh Passion are here, along with Liquid Lightning and Black & Gold beer specials!
About the Teddy Bear Fund Drive
Renda Broadcasting of Indiana and its affiliated stations including 1450 WDAD-AM, News-Talk 1160 WCCS, Country 106.3, and U-92.5 FM proudly sponsor the Teddy Bear Fund Drive. For the past 3years, the Teddy Bear Fund Drive has benefitted the Pediatrics Unit at Indiana Regional Medical Center and the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and has raised in excess of $1,960,000 dollars including over $56,000 last year.

Renda Broadcasting of Indiana, as part of our “Community Teammates” initiative, developed four teams of employees and organized numerous fundraisers during last year’s campaign. “Our employees played a bigger role than ever before,” stated Mark Bertig, Vice President and Regional Manager for the company. “I would like to thank our employees for recognizing the importance of the Teddy Bear Fund Drive and volunteering their time outside of the workplace and normal working hours,” said Mark. “It is important to give back and I’m extremely proud of our entire staff.”

In addition to many fundraisers from station personnel, traditionally Indiana County schools play the largest role in making the fund drive a success.

“The involvement of our local schools is vitally important,” added Bertig. “You can see the pride when the children bring in their donations.”

“Children need quality healthcare all year long,” says Bertig. “I encourage families, businesses, social organizations and individuals to aid in this effort whenever possible.”