Elerick Foundation aiding community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sean P. Elerick was a people person. He was a giver not a taker. He was all about making a positive difference.

Elerick was vice president portfolio manager at Premier Bank & Trust. He worked in various divisions of trust for more than 20 years. He lived life to its fullest and was a pillar of the community.

Unfortunately, melanoma changed all of that. Cancer took his life all too soon on Oct. 10, 2011. He was 45. Sean left behind a wife, Diane, and two sons Trey and Quintin.

Sean led an impactful life. So much so that a foundation has been created to perpetuate his memory as well as continuing the good deeds that Sean carried out passionately and selflessy.

“The Sean P. Elerick Memorial Foundation was established two years ago and was formed as part of the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley,” said Alicia Freeman, vice president/marketing director for Premier Bank & Trust. “The foundation has been helping various non-profit organizations throughout the community.

“Sean was a member of the Knights of Columbus, The Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers and St. Clairsville Youth Sports,” Freeman added. “When he wasn’t volunteering in the community, you would find him watching high school athletes participate on the football field or on the basketball court. He was a huge high school sports fan.”

To help keep Sean’s dream alive, the foundation needs funding. Last year, a punt pass and kick event was held. Premier Bank & Trust officials are now mapping another effort to raise money for the Elerick Foundation.

A Premier Server Night is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Chapz in Morristown from 6-9 p.m. It promises to be a profitable night.

All the tips for the Premier servers will go to the Elerick Foundation. A Chinese auction, a 50/50 and a bake sale will all add additional money into the foundation’s coffers.

A deejay will be on hand to provide entertainment.

The event will a fun-filled way to continue to fund worthwhile community projects. The Sean P. Elerick Memorial Foundation has already aided the St. C. Clairsville athletic complex, St. C. playground as well as several other worthwhile projects throughout the area.

Elerick graduated from Buckeye West High School. He received a B.S. degree in finance from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and received his MBA from Miami of Ohio.