Southeast Youth Corps To Host Fundraiser To Recognize Chattanooga Enthusiasts

Monday, February 17, 2014

The 2014 Lewis Ross Golden Cairn Awards, hosted by the Southeast Youth Corps, will be held at the Waterhouse Pavilion on April 3, as a fundraiser to help benefit and support SYC, a Chattanooga-based conservation corps, and its programs that provide workforce development, education, and recreation opportunities to local youth and young adults.

The Golden Cairn Awards is an event focused on celebrating local outdoor athletes, enthusiasts, and organizations by recognizing their efforts, accomplishments, and contributions to the local recreation landscape.  The evening’s awards ceremony will be divided into two categories, the Golden Cairn Club Award and ten Golden Cairn Outdoor Ambassador Awards.  From Feb. 24 through March 14, the public can submit nominations for each award category through an online nomination form via Survey Monkey available at www.southeastyc.org.  After nominations are collected, finalists will be chosen through an online poll voting system from March 16 through April 1 and announced the night of the awards ceremony on April 3.

Brenna Kelly, program director of SYC said, “SYC is really excited to host this event.  What a great way to recognize Chattanooga’s robust outdoor community, while building present and future opportunities for local youth to become our city’s next generation of outdoor athletes, enthusiasts and land stewards. SYC experienced a very successful pilot year, and the community’s support of this event will further opportunities  for youth to participate in the Youth Conservation Corps program, the Trips for Kids programs, and the new AmeriCorps Conservation Crews within Chattanooga and the Southeast region,” says .  In addition to the awards, the night will be a way for all of Chattanooga’s outdoor enthusiasts and athletes to connect under one roof.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 at www.southeastyc.org or $40 at the door.  Admission to the event includes food catered by Porkers BBQ and beverages provided by Chattanooga Brewing Company.  Vegetarian friendly food and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available.  For more information visit their website and Facebook page, call 423 664-2344, or email brenna@sccorps.org.



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