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WOWO’s Penny Pitch will go on

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- The coronavirus pandemic has hit our area hard, leaving lots of charitable organizations scrambling to find funding.

But an annual Fort Wayne staple, WOWO's Penny Pitch, will go on, just in a different format.

"We are not going to kick off the campaign this year at the Komet hockey game, the Bob Chase Memorial hockey game because there is no Komet hockey. So instead we might be teaming up with Mr. Steve Shine, Mr. Christmas with some action regarding Christmas on Broadway," said WOWO's Kayla Blakeslee.

WOWO's Penny Pitch will go on, just in a different format this year.

Applications are available right now for non-profits to apply for help, and the WOWO team knows the need is great right now.

"We have a full board of Penny Pitch members, I actually sit on that board, and we go through all of them. It's a very tedious process. And what we like to do, we like to narrow it down to four or five recipients, and it has to be a unanimous vote for who is going to be the recipient and/or recipients. It all just depends on how great the need really is," Blakeslee said.

The Penny Pitch application window is open through October 14.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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