Crown Gives Out Marching Shoes to North Carolina Band Programs
The CrownCARES community service program extended it's reach into Columbia, SC this past week. Crown board members Antonio Boyd and Chris Buck, along with Crown Director of Development Brad Martin, gave away shoes, socks and CrownCARES shirts to children at Rivers Edge Retreat.
Led by CEO Steve Ware, Rivers Edge Retreat provides life changing experiences to underserved youth in the Midlands through enrichment programs, camps and educational opportunities.
Shoes for these children, along with kids from Hyatt Park, were generously provided by Greater Sole Purpose
of Atlanta, Georgia. Hyatt Park will be giving shoes to kids on Saturday, August 13, at their Back To School Bash along with Back Packs and School supplies.
"I want to thank Nate Barber, Harvey Hawkins, and Matt Smith from South State Bank for supporting this effort," said Crown board member Antonio Boyd. "Obviously, CrownCARES is making an impact in Winston-Salem, NC in conjunction with NightBEAT and Columbia, SC in conjunction with CrownBEAT."
Carolina Crown would also like to thank Southpaw Screenprinting and Embroidery for providing the CrownCARES shirts.
The CrownCARES program was also active in helping underprivileged children in the Winston-Salem, NC, area last week as part of the NightBEAT drum corps event. There over 1,100 children received shoes, socks and a message of hope from Crown volunteers in partnership with Samaritan's Feet, the United Way of Forsyth County and Love Out Loud of Winston-Salem.
In addition, four local high school marching bands (North Forsyth, Parkland, Durham Riverside, and Carver) were the recipients of brand new marching shoes on behalf of Carolina Crown and Directors Showcase International. Carolina Crown would like to extend a special thank you to Jeff Dyson of DSI for his continued partnership in providing marching shoes to help these Forsyth County schools.
Carolina Crown will also be providing a check for over $2,500 to the Forsyth County band programs is the coming weeks. Students from many local bands helped to sell programs at NightBEAT and all proceeds from sales will go to their music programs.