Registration opens March 3 for Grandfather Mountain’s third annual Critter Crawl, a challenging 5K race set for June 7.
The race begins in MacRae Meadows and gains more than 900 feet in elevation as it climbs Grandfather Mountain, winds through the animal habitats and ends at the Mile High Swinging Bridge.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the otter habitat renovations set to begin in March, including repairs and enhancements to the underwater viewing area.Read More
As we would like to, again, congratulate Girls on the Run of the High Country, Club Synergy, and High Country Soccer Association for being awarded our first scholarship awards last fall, we are excited to announce applications for the spring scholarship awards!
High Country Recreation has set aside $1000 to be given away this spring to recreation groups who apply and qualify for this program with grant amounts of $250 and $500. All scholarship money will be given through recreation groups who will then distribute to individuals or families who may not be able to participate due to financial constraints. This money will be used to increase the groups current scholarship program and cannot go to general operating budgets. The deadline for the application process is March 31, 2014. To apply, please fill out this application. If you have any questions, please contact HCR at email@example.com.Read More
High Country Recreation has recently awarded its first scholarships to local recreation groups. The application process opened this past fall for recreation groups to receive money for their scholarship funds that would be used to help kids and families participate who may be limited due to financial constraints. “We wanted to give this money to local groups who are providing recreation opportunities and were already working to help people participate who have financial needs.”, explains High Country Recreation board president, Scott St. Clair.
A total of $1000 was given to local recreation groups with $500 given to Girls on the Run and $250 awarded to both Club Synergy and High Country Soccer Association. Girls on the Run is a local non-profit that offers a positive youth development program for girls in grades 3-8 that uses running to teach values and a sense of self. The program combines training to participate in a non-competitive 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and a community service project. Club Synergy is a local volleyball club that focuses on athletic training but also on the development of the student athlete. High Country Soccer Association is our local soccer club that focuses on the development of youth and adult soccer in the High Country. All three of these groups have agreed to use these funds to help provide need based scholarships and not for their general operating budget.
High Country Recreation is a local non-profit that promotes recreational activities and advocates for improved recreation infrastructure. This scholarship program is an effort to increase recreation participation for those who have financial needs. High Country Recreation is able to do this through the generous giving of its sponsors. Gold level sponsors include Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, OP Smiles, Ray’s Weather and Todd’s Calendar. Other sponsors include Stick Boy Bread Company and Boone Drug (Silver level) as well as Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Boone Bike, Chick-fil-A and Mprints (Bronze level).
High Country Recreation plans for another round of scholarship money to be available this coming spring. Please stay tuned for more details!Read More
Starting on May 3rd is the High Country Soccer Association’s Triple Crown Series for youth in High Country. The series kicks off May 3-4 with “King of the Hill,” a tournament for boys U10-U12. That is followed by the U10-U12 girls tournament, “Queen of the Hill” on May 17-18. Wrapping up the series is the U12-U14 girls and boys tournament, “Majesty of the Mountain.” Registration is open and more information can be found on the Triple Crown Series website.