Today I want to call your attention to an event that will occur in Fort Wayne in December. But you need to submit an application this month of August.

WOWO’s Penny Pitch has been a tradition since 1948.

Urgent Update (8/17/15): It was announced this morning, “This year, Penny Pitch donations will be MATCHED by Brigadoon Fitness, thanks to Bruce Dye.  The WOWO Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch this year will also select multiple charities.  Have you applied yet?”


Here’s more from the webpage:

Penny Pitch, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for community service organizations serving Fort Wayne, Allen County and Northeast Indiana. In the spirit of the original Penny Pitch drive in 1948, Penny Pitch, Inc. provides grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations that serve disadvantaged people in the Fort Wayne, Allen County and Northeast Indiana region.

Click on the logo or here to get more info.  Last year a new record was set as over $130,000 was raised by Fort Wayne area listener donations.

I found this old article from 2008 that explains the first 60 year history of WOWO’s Penny Pitch.