Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

Travel basketball will invade Riverview Park this weekend as PQ Sports I-20 Opening Showdown basketball event will be on the hardwood floors of the Activities Center. This event will feature local and out of town travel teams competing for tournament titles and exposure. Tournaments at Riverview Park produce facility rental revenue, concession revenue, create jobs for umpires, officials, scorekeepers, concession workers and gatekeepers and generate economic impact for restaurants, gas stations and others. Some tournaments produce overnight stays in our hotels that result in accommodation tax revenue to the city of North Augusta. Tourism is South Carolina’s biggest industry.

Riverview Park will also be hosting Top Gun travel baseball this Saturday and Sunday in the park. The action is slated to get underway Saturday morning and conclude late Sunday afternoon.

The 2020 CSRA Heart Walk will originate from SRP Park this Saturday morning to help raise funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family. The over 3,000 participants in the Heart Walk will begin and finish their trek from SRP Park. The section of Greeneway from SRP Park to Riverview Park will be filled with Heart Walk participants from 8 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how the city of North Augusta is able to keep their athletic registration fees affordable for over 40 years or how the city is able to provide the level of entertainment at the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee for free? One of the biggest reasons is sponsors! We have been blessed throughout the years with so many area business people who see the value of sponsorship for our young people, our city's Parks, Recreation and Tourism programs, and this community. It is so important to believe in community! We are always looking for new sponsors and want to take this opportunity to invite our new business owners in town and others to join our team to help keep North Augusta the special place it is. Our sponsorships are tax deductible and are put specifically toward the event or program that you choose to sponsor. All of our programs and events are open to everyone.

Congratulations to Coach Al Young and the North Augusta High School Lady Jackets basketball team, 2020 South Carolina AAAA State Champions, making it four consecutive years. Wow!