The OVAC Salutes Ross Stoltz - McDonald’s “Music Man”

 When Ross Stoltz moved to the Ohio Valley in 1996, he had no idea what the McDonald’s All-Star Band was, only that his store sponsored it. Sam Mumley took him to the All-Star football game, let him witness it, and that began a love affair that has lasted for close to a quarter of a century. Even though McDonald’s had been a sponsor since the band began in 1982, it was Stoltz who dedicated his stores, himself, his wife, and his son and daughter to seeing that Conference musicians received the exposure and support for their hard work and efforts that they deserved. He has personally seen that over 4,500 of the 7,200 musicians who have performed since its inception wear the McDonald’s uniform with pride, representing his stores, their schools and communities, and themselves.

 Stoltz also is involved with the Wheeling Nailers, the Beast of the East, the YMCA, the Ronald McDonald House, the Super Six, area athletic scoreboards, and a host of athletic and academic programs that benefit every student in every school in every community. He received the Golden Arch Award, McDonald’s highest award, given to an owner/operator who focuses his business on customer service, outstanding food quality, restaurant operations, and exceptional contributions to the local community.

 It is said that you make a living by what you get but you make a life by what you give. Ross Stoltz exemplifies that adage to the fullest. For that, the OVAC (and 4,500 young musicians) say thank you, and dedicate this year’s website in his honor.




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