Saddle up: Employee Appreciation Picnic set for TODAY; story updated with catalogue of prize photos

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Saddle up for the 2019 WVU Medicine Employee Appreciation Picnic, an annual celebration of WVU Medicine employees. This year’s theme is “Down on the Farm.” The night-shift event will be held from 12:30-3:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, and the day-shift event will take place from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. later in the day. Both events will be held at the west concourse of Milan Puskar Stadium.

Both the day- and night-shift events will include live entertainment, as well as games and a delicious menu of food, drinks, and desserts. New for this year, there will be a separate food line for those individuals who have dietary restrictions (look for the signs).

Employees are reminded to bring their ID badge for entry into the picnic and to participate in the drawings for prizes. Keep in mind, admittance is only permitted once; no double entries.

A shuttle service will be available as follows: 

  • A shuttle will run between the picnic location and entrance to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital for the duration of both the night-shift and day-shift events.
  • A shuttle will run between the picnic and Operations Support Center (ROC 2) during  business hours.
  • Shuttles will continue to run their normal schedule for off-campus parking.

Raffle prizes

Entry for the raffle prizes will be available to everyone electronically the day of the picnic ONLY. There will be stations set up at the picnic. For those who are unable to attend the event, no worries; you can still enter to win a prize by using this link. Remember, the link will only be active from 12:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Any submission before that will not be accepted. Each employee will have three chances to select a prize (you can select the same prize more than once to increase your chances of winning); however, you will only be able to fill out the form one time. Prize selections can be changed, but once the "submit" button is used, entries cannot be altered.

A full list of prizes and details can be found here; take a peek before you make your selections.

The winners will be selected and announced on CONNECT the following week; instructions for prize pick up will be sent to the winners.

For questions about the prize raffle on the day of the event, please contact Becky Wright.

For questions about the prize raffle after or before the picnic, please contact Katie Cantis.


Managers and supervisors, if you have not had the chance to sign up to volunteer at the picnic and you want to lend a hand, click here. For those who are volunteering, please enter through the gate labeled "Volunteers”. There will be a designated table as soon as you come through the entrance; please stop there first to check in.

Managers and supervisors are strongly encouraged to ensure coverage of their areas by increasing staffing on the day of the event so that everyone has a chance to enjoy the picnic.