The Tiger Bass Race Committee is pleased to announce this year’s beneficiaries. In addition to Memory Matters, in its second year of a two year funding cycle, we have selected River Ridge Academy. It is also with great enthusiasm that we announce the addition of Hampton Lake owners Craig Gilmour, representing Memory Matters, and Anna Kendrick, representing River Ridge Academy, to our 2017 Tiger Bass Committee.
TBR funding designation is based on demonstrated need and an agreement with each recipient as to how such funds will be used.
In 2017 Memory Matters will continue to offer program scholarships. 2016 monies have thus far allowed Memory Matters thirty-six scholarships to families who might otherwise have been financially unable to access programs for a loved one. These scholarships provide research based “best practices” day programs for individuals diagnosed with dementia. In addition, attendance at the programs located at the Memory Matters Hilton Head facility results in much needed short respite periods for those family members who have become 24 hour care givers.
To learn more about Memory Matters and the wonderful work they do please click on the their logo below.
River Ridge Academy is Hampton Lake’s public neighborhood elementary and middle school. Because it serves students pre-K thru 8, the school is referred to as an academy. Since opening in August 2015 it has continually grown and now serves just under 1,100 students. River Ridge strives to provide an exemplary learning program for each child and offers many unique and varied opportunities. Continually working in collaboration with parents, River Ridge has begun to identify additional non-academic needs and how to meet those financial costs. Since the school’s opening a basketball court has been added to the outside recreational area, and this much needed resource was made possible as a result of such collaboration. Most recently the general outside play area has been identified as a need to be addressed. This area is currently located in an open area with direct sun and no shade. To remedy the situation school personnel and parents have been working together to secure funds for the purchase of large shade structures that will provide much needed protection from the sun. By contributing to the shade structure purchase, Tiger Bass Race funds will specifically go towards helping our young Hampton Lakers, an important message of care that we feel is worth sending to our youngest neighbors.
To learn more about River Ridge Academy and the wonderful programs and services available to our neighborhood children please click on their logo below.
Tiger Bass Race 2016 Designated Beneficiaries