June 4, 2001
Media Advisory: Sportys Pilot Shop Owner to Present Check to Show Support for Striking Comair Pilots Families
In a show of support of the striking pilots of Comair, on June 5, Hal Shevers, owner of Sportys Pilot Shop, will present a $10,000 check during a formal presentation to pilot representatives at Sportys headquarters at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio. The money will be deposited in the Comair Pilots Family Fund, which provides financial assistance to Comair pilot families in need.
"Since the Comair pilots went on strike on March 26, the outpouring of support from other Comair employees, our neighbors and friends, and local businesses in the Cincinnati area have truly made a difference," said Capt. Sandi Hammons, chairman of the Comair pilots Family Awareness Committee. "Knowing that our community stands behind the Comair pilots who are walking the line has been a tremendous morale booster during this difficult time in our professional lives."
The Comair pilots have been in contract negotiations since June 1998, in mediation since July 1999, and went on strike on March 26, 2001.
EVENT: $10,000-check presentation by Hal Shevers, owner, Sportys Pilot Shop, for the Comair Pilots Family Fund
DATE: Tuesday, June 5, 2001
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Sportys Pilot Shop headquarters, Clermont County Airport, Batavia, Ohio
Contact: Captain Max Roberts, 859-380-4405