The members of the 2015 Olympiad Board would like the sponsors of this year’s event to know how much their contribution was appreciated and what was generated by their generosity. The proceeds from this event, which we are proud to announce were over $25,000, will be used in many ways and will include: helping to purchase equipment for our local service organizations (fire, police and EMS), providing camping scholarships to Camp Lurecrest, training for local members of Guardian ad Litem, granting funds for charitable work done by the Lake Lure Lions Club, Friends of Chimney Rock State Park, HNG Outreach and Grace of God Mission, providing equipment for the sports and the music programs at LLCA and contributing funds to help “our” new charter school “Raise the Roof!”
Special award gifts and prizes were given to race/event winners by the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition, Mg12, Lake Lure Adventure Company, La Strada, Puzzle Creek Outdoor in Forest City and Shelby, Canopy Ridge Farm Zip Line, Larkin’s on the Lake, Rumbling Bald Resort and the RHI Legacy Foundation. Rutherford Regional Health System, one of our presenting sponsors, provided several bikes and other sports equipment for a free children’s raffle. The generosity of these groups added to the excitement and celebration of the weekend and made a lot of participants very happy!
More than 200 volunteers gave of their time and energy prior to and during the Olympiad weekend. No matter if you stood out in the blazing sun and directed runners, scooped ice cream, made a ton of pasta or baked cookies for post-race snacks, or managed an event, you made a contribution to this Olympiad weekend and you are truly appreciated.
Everyone who donated money through sponsorship or donated their time and energy to this festival understand that bringing an athletic event such as this to our community promotes tourism and the economy, contributes to the good health of children and adults and brings our community together in the common goal of helping those in our area who need a helping hand. Without “ALL of YOU,” there would have been no Olympiad; this was truly a community effort!
The 2015 Olympiad Board – Bill Ashman, Kay Dittmer, JoAnn Ellingson, Sharon Huber, Bob Keith, Dave Leestma and Christy Roper