MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — SaverLife and Intuit Inc. have made a significant donation to the Lil Tony Webster Forever 5 Scholarship fund. The cash award will be used to give annual scholarships to Mercer County students.
“SaverLife’s top priority was to increase financial health throughout the region,” said Leigh Phillips, CEO of SaverLife. “SaverLife created the community saving challenge to encourage engagement and drive savings. We are incredibly pleased that Bluefield residents rose to the challenge, and not only increased their own savings but earned a matching grant for the Lil Tony Webster Forever 5 Scholarship.”
Webster passed away on January 18, 2019, days after collapsing during a workout. His Bluefield teammates dedicated their 2019 season in his memory as the Beavers advanced to the Class AA state championship game. The scholarship fund was set up shortly after Tony’s death.
“Last year, we were able to give away two five-hundred dollar scholarships,” said Tony Webster Sr. “This year we were able to give out a thousand dollars to two students. With this award from SaverLife, we will be able to give out more.”
“This community, the state of West Virginia and everyone all over has been really great to our family. We couldn’t have gotten through this terrible time without a great community and a great foundation and a great state.”