IRVING, TX (Sept. 13, 2021) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced today it will donate $5,000 to Chances And Services for Youth (CASY) in Terre Haute, Indiana, on behalf of WTWO-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Terre Haute and the surrounding area. CASY’s mission is to provide a variety of social services from “cradle to college,” to ensure that all children grow up in safe, nurturing environments in the communities it serves.
For nearly 50 years, CASY has been providing social services to the children of Indiana’s Wabash Valley and the organization is dedicated to helping parents, teachers, childcare providers, and the community build brighter futures for children. CASY offers an array of services to fit the needs of children and their parents, including before and after school care, big brothers/sisters, the child and adult care food program, and the juvenile alcohol and drug prevention program.
Each year, CASY’s “Dancing with the Terre Haute Stars,” is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser. Donations enable children to be matched with a “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” mentor or to attend summer camp. All of the money raised goes directly into improving the lives of CASY’s clients. WTWO-TV has a very well-established relationship with CASY, and this year’s fundraiser will be broadcast live on WTWO-TV’s sister station, WAWV-TV in Terre Haute.
“CASY is proud to partner with WTWO-TV on Dance with the Terre Haute Stars—the Wabash Valley’s largest fundraiser,” said Brandon Halleck, Chief Operating Officer, Chances And Services for Youth. “It’s because of community partners, like WTWO, that we’re able to provide programming to ensure that every child, every age, has every chance to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment.”
Commenting on the donation, Tim Sturgess, Vice President and General Manager of WTWO-TV said, “WTWO-TV is very pleased to work with CASY to improve the lives of deserving children and their families across Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley. Our parent company, Nexstar Media Inc., believes, as we do, in CASY’s mission and the important work done by the organization. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission and we are proud to make this donation on behalf of WTWO-TV, Nexstar Media Group, and all of Nexstar’s 13,000 employees.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 120 local websites and 284 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates NewsNation, formerly WGN America, a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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