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Arctic League Broadcast Record

Written By: Joe Melillo

During its annual telethon, the Elmira based organization raised more than 51 thousand dollars.

Arctic League Broadcast Record

     ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- It was a record setting day for the Arctic League. During its annual telethon, the Elmira-based organization raised more than $51,000.
     This year's broadcast managed to break the fundraising record set two years ago. The final total of $51,741 beat the old record by about three thousand dollars.  The money will go toward the organization's overall $120,000 goal. That money goes directly to buying toys and other Christmas presents next year for needy children and families in Chemung County.
     The highlight of Sunday's broadcast was a $15,000 personal donation by Bob Hill of Elmira, a longtime contributor who made the donation in honor of Elmira sports legend Ernie Davis, a classmate.
     The Arctic League expects to help about four thousand needy children in the Elmira area and throughout Chemung County this year.