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Marcellus Mania

Marcellus Mania 2017

Please join us!

What: Live music, petting zoo, face painting, balloons, ice cream, bingo, bounce houses and more!

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12PM-4PM

Where: Greene County Fairgrounds

Why: We are giving back to our local volunteer fire departments!

The Marcellus Mania Legacy

What initially began in 2012 as a backyard barbecue in Lone Pine, Pennsylvania, has transformed into Rice Energy’s hallmark event that is dedicated to celebrating our family, neighbors and friends while raising money for local volunteer fire

In 2012, the Rice Energy team raised $30,000 to support the growing needs of volunteer fire departments in the company’s operating footprint. In 2013, this amount grew to $110,000. In 2014, we more than quadrupled our previous record, raising more than $460,000 and in 2015 and 2016 we raised over $530,000 for 36 teams of local first responders in southwestern Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio. To date, there is no fundraising initiative that rivals the impact that Marcellus Mania is making on our region. These donations ensure the overall safety of each and every member of the community by enabling fire departments to upgrade the equipment and resources needed to properly service their operating areas.

We hope you will join us on June 17th, as we celebrate the sixth annual Marcellus Mania at the Greene County Fairgrounds! The event is completely free for all to attend and features live music, games, prizes and family-friendly activities throughout the day.


Thank you to all of our sponsors who supported Marcellus Mania 2017 and our local first responders in southwestern Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio! We truly appreciate your support!

Community Hero Sponsors

Community Champion Sponsors

Community Companion Sponsors

Good Neighbor Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Our Commitment

At Rice Energy, we believe it is the responsibility of every successful business to share success with its neighbors, and for that reason we take seriously our role as a community partner and corporate citizen. We are committed to partnering with organizations in our operating footprint that align with our giving initiatives of public safety, youth education and leadership, and community enrichment.

Our support of local communities and organizations take a number of forms including financial contributions, volunteer hours and public education efforts. Whether we are providing a grant to the local library or gathering employees to stock the shelves of a local food pantry, we recognize the importance of being active members of the communities where we live and work.

The Blue Crew

Actions speak louder than words. That’s why, at Rice Energy, we continually strive to illuminate the power of positive energy by physically giving back to our communities through volunteerism. In 2015, Rice Energy employee volunteers, also known as the Blue Crew, partnered with local non-profit organizations and collectively contributed over 2,200 volunteer hours. Volunteer events included Adopt A Highway cleanups, serving meals with City Mission, ringing bells for the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, wrapping presents for Operation Christmas Child and many more!

Community Support

Our mission is to become a dynamic and valued participant in the social fabric of the communities where our employees live and work. We strive to support projects, activities and programs that will benefit local neighborhoods for generations to come. Specifically, we currently focus our efforts in the areas of public safety, youth education and leadership, and community enrichment with a goal of bettering the quality of life in the neighborhoods where we operate.

The Rice Cream Truck: At Rice Energy, we recognize the importance of being an active participant in the social fabric of the communities in which we operate. In 2014, we decided to commission a project that has taken our community outreach to the next level. Over several years, the Rice Energy ice cream truck, also known as the Rice cream truck, has attended nearly 300 community functions and satisfied the sweet tooth of thousands
of adults and children. A true representation of our commitment to community development and old fashioned fun, the Rice cream truck will visit neighborhoods near Rice Energy operations beginning again in the spring of 2017. To inquire about having the Rice Cream truck attend your next event, please send an email to

4-H clubs enhance youth education and leadership: Annually, Rice Energy invests hundreds of thousands of dollars into programs that enhance the opportunity for local youth to expand their skill sets and become active participants in their communities. Of the many organizations that we support, 4-H is among the largest, empowering 6 million young people throughout the United States to make healthier choices for themselves, their communities and the environment. In 2016, Rice Energy contributed more than $100,000 to groups associated with 4-H in Washington and Greene counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Belmont County, Ohio.

Plate of Plenty provides Thanksgiving meal and winter coats to those in need: Rice Energy’s second annual Plate of Plenty was held in Washington County and Greene County, Pennsylvania in November 2016. Rice Energy volunteers prepared, cooked and served a delicious Thanksgiving meal to over 1,000 Washington and Greene County residents. Each attendee also received a warm winter coat. The meal included turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green bean casserole, stuffing, rolls, pie and ice cream!

Reindeer Rally Gift and Greet: Rice Energy employees collected over 1,400 toys at its second annual Reindeer Rally Gift and Greet benefiting Toys for Tots in Belmont County, Ohio. Community members were asked to bring a toy of any size or value to participate in the event, which was held at the Ebbert Farm market in St. Clairsville on December 17, 2016. This event was complete with hot chocolate and complementary photos with Santa Claus!