WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 24, 2021 — West Liberty University was honored with a surprise visit from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his famous English Bulldog on Thursday, Sept. 23 as the “Do it for Babydog” COVID-19 vaccination incentive program traveled to the Northern Panhandle. The incentive sweepstakes is now in its second round of prizes.
Governor Justice and Babydog presented three prizes to area residents who got vaccinated and entered the incentive contest online.
Most exciting to the campus community was the presentation of a brand new luxury sports car, an Audi convertible, to a member of the women’s soccer team, Kassidy Wolfe, 19, of Morgantown, W.Va.
Wolfe, who is a chemistry major, was totally surprised when she heard her named called by the Governor and her teammates cheered as she received her prize token.
“I was super surprised. I had no idea what was going to happen. We were just told to report to the field and that the Governor was visiting,” Wolfe said. A soccer practice took place just after the prize presentation.
Later she posed with her car for the media who covered the event.
Also receiving prizes were:
- Homer Pierce of Weirton, won a prize of free gas for 10 years, or $40,000 and is taking the $40,000.
- Travis Bayes of Wheeling, won a Yamaha Grizzly ATV.
The entire presentation was to encourage all West Virginians to get vaccinated and Do It For Babydog.”
After the presentation everyone in attendance was welcomed by the Governor to visit with Babydog and snap a photo or pet him. The dog was well-behaved and sat on his special chair draped in the WLU logo banner.
Free COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available to all West Virginians ages 12 and older.
All West Virginians interested in being vaccinated are encouraged to visit Vaccinate.wv.gov or call the West Virginia Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965. The info line is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.