Local Gym Raises Money For a Good Cause

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY)- Active Fitness Center in Oak Hill hosted “Kilos For Kenneth” today. People in the Oak Hill community came to together in honoring Kenneth.

Kenneth was a young boy who lost a tough fight with a rare cancer PIDG. PIDG stands for Diffuse Intrinsic Potine Giloma. The “Kilo For Kenneth has two ways in raising money and all the proceeds go to families with sick children.

One way is the weight lifting portion where people can sponsor one of the athletes and donate 25 cents per pound on what the athlete can lift.  Another way is the hero workout and this workout comes in the honor of Kenneth.

The “Hero Workout” workout is symbolic to Kenneth Carroll because he was born January 11, 2003 and he died at the age of 7. This workout consists 1 heavy lift , 11 wall balls, 200 meter run, and 3 dead lifts for 7 rounds.

If you would like to make a donation. You can write a check to “Team Kenneth” and you can drop the check off at the Active Fitness Center.

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Matt Bullock is currently the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for WOAY-TV Matt Bullock has always dreamed about becoming a meteorologist since he was 5 years old. He would draw the 7-day forecast on a wall made out of chalk paint that his mom painted for the family to use. Growing up his role models were Greg Fishel on WRAL, his older sisters, and his parents. Matt loves all kinds of weather including; hurricanes, severe weather, and snowstorms. Matt grew up in Cary, NC. He went to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with a bachelors of science in earth and environmental science with a concentration of atmospheric science in June of 2018. He is a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He completed an internship at WRAL in Raleigh, NC during the summer of 2017, winter of 2017, and summer of 2018. Matt moved to West Virginia to take his first job as the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter at WOAY. You can find him on the weekends at 6 and 11 pm at WOAY-TV When Matt isn’t working he enjoys watching sports. His teams are the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and his alma mater Charlotte 49ers. He also enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends and family. He is always keeping his eyes on the skies as he is keeping up with the weather three times a day. Have any tips or weather questions? Email me mbullock@woay.com