Community Foundation Of Greater Chattanooga Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga is hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration on September 13. In keeping with the true spirit of the foundation's history of giving, the CFGC is giving $35,000 to local organizations participating in and winning the first ever Greater Race: A GeoCASH Adventure. 

The following 25 organizations will be participating in the race. Each of the 25 teams will consist of four team members. The teams will be traversing the downtown Chattanooga area, geocaching-style, competing for the prize money.
The first place finisher will win $20,000, second place will win $10,000, and third place will win $5,000. 

A party celebrating the teams' accomplishments, the nonprofits' causes, and CFGC will take place at the First Tennessee Pavilion during and after the race, starting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend to cheer on the local charities and learn more about the nonprofit community in Chattanooga. As a bonus, the public will have the opportunity to enter a nonprofit into a drawing for a $1,000 donation from CFGC. 

Participating Nonprofits are as follows:
Bess T. Shepard Elementary
Creative Discovery Museum
First Baptist Shower Ministry
Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga
UnifEd
PEF
Chattanooga Area Food Bank
Siskin Children's Institute 
Northside Neighborhood House
Caldsted Foundation, Inc. 
Second Life CHattanooga
Apison Elementary School 
Vetforce 1
Tennessee Aquarium 
Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School 
Artsbuild
green|spaces
LAUNCH
Ballet Tennessee
Young Women's Leadership Academy
Chattanooga High, Center for Creative Arts
Richmont Graduate University 
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
WTCI-TV
Signal Centers, Inc.  

Lee University To Host 5K For Girls On The Run

Lee University will have over 130 girls from 13 different Chattanooga and Cleveland schools on campus for the Girls on the Run 2014 5K celebration on Saturday. The event will allow the girls to showcase their confidence by achieving the long term goal of completing the race, said officials, and will take place at 9 a.m. at Lee University, 1120 N. Ocoee St. Girls on the Run is ... (click for more)

Special Event Street Closures Nov. 23-24

Reggie White Blvd. between West 19th St. and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday for the Chattanooga Market. ML King Blvd. between Market St. and Georgia Ave. and Cherry St. between East 8th St. and ML King Blvd. will be closed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday for Thanksgiving Pot Luck. In order to view a map of these closures, click ... (click for more)

County Schools Have Plan To Put Security Cameras At Every School

The Hamilton County Schools have a plan to put security cameras in every school, Supt. Rick Smith told the County School Board Thursday night. He said the money would come from the $2,201,000 the schools received last year from the sale of the old Ooltewah Elementary School property. The proposal must get approval from the School Board at the December meeting, then from the ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Raises Sewer Rates; Joins In Kudzu Fight

The Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Council on Thursday night approved an increase in sewer charges. The council approved ordinance 281 increasing sewer rates to $6 per 100 cubic feet of water from the previous rate of $4.77.  The new increase will be in effect in January 2015.    City Manager Brad Haven said the town will be replacing the flow meter for ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here - And Response (2)

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quick! Arm Our Guards

When I learned last Wednesday that Chattanooga’s leading hospital, in a ridiculous attempt to be more “family friendly,” planned to disarm its security guards. I was aghast but decided to wait for the proper “incident” to illustrate how stupid members of our “free thought society” can sometimes be. It took exactly one week. A bit after midnight on Thursday morning a gunman appeared ... (click for more)