- Published: Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:34
Since its founding in 1965, the ROHO Club and its members have worked diligently to help underprivileged children throughout four counties in the tri-state area of Southeast Kentucky, Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, by generating funds each year through the annual ROHO Fishing Tournament to provide these youngsters clothes and toys they wouldn’t otherwise have if not for the organization’s existence.
Over the past five decades the club has grown from a hand full of area businessmen to a list of members more than 60 strong, and is comprised of men from all walks of life who vary in age from their early 20’s to their middle 80’s. Each spring the club sets a goal to sell as many tickets as possible to its annual fishing tournament in an effort to help more of the area’s needy children.
Despite tough economic times and in an economically depressed area, the club’s goal each year is to surpass its prior ticket sales to further assist additional underprivileged children, while at the same time continuing to recruit new members, and to gain further support from local businesses and area residents in Bell County Kentucky, Claiborne and Union County Tennessee, and Lee County Virginia. The ROHO’s mission will always be to help a child in need.