April 4, 2018
Connect Young Professionals, a program of the Greenwood SC Chamber, recently hosted the 2nd annual Ales for Trails 5K and beer tasting to benefit the Greater Greenwood Parks and Trails Foundation. Co-chairs Mary Lyle Cathcart and Michael McCarthy organized the successful event which saw an increase in attendance of over 140 runners, walkers, and park supporters, thus raising $3,500 for the Foundation! Returning as the presenting sponsor again for the second year was The Greenwood Building.
Beginning at the Railroad Historical Center on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), participants ran the 3.1 mile course along the Heritage Trail, and enjoyed ales provided by Good Times Brewing Company. Ales for Trails is Connect YP’s signature service project and provides young professionals with hands-on experience in community leadership, event planning, and volunteer management.
Representatives of both organizations met at the Grace Street Park for the check presentation.