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                                                                                                             SUMMER 2011

 Our Mission
 The Rock Hill Parks                                                           Manchester Meadows To 
 Foundation will
 enhance our                                                                   Host 2012 US Youth Soccer  
 community’s quality                                                           National Championships  
 of life above and                                                              

 beyond the Parks,                                                             The nation’s best and brightest young soccer
 Recreation & Tourism                                                          players are coming to Manchester Meadows
                                                                               in the summer of 2012. The United States
 Department’s normal
                                                                               Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
 operating budget.                                                             has announced that the 2012 US Youth
                                                                               Soccer National Championships will be played
                                                                               at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, SC, July
 Invest Today…                                                                 24-29, 2012.
 Tomorrow                                                                         Representatives from the City of Rock Hill,
                                                                                  US Youth National Soccer, SC Youth Soccer
 The Rock Hill Parks            Association, Discoveries Soccer Club, Rock Hill / York County Convention and Visitors
 Foundation is a nonprofit      Bureau and Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority will serve as the local organizing committee
 fund administered by the       for the event, assisting the national association with event logistics and planning. The
 York County Foundation,        tournament brings thousands of players, coaches, managers and their families to the area,
 an affiliate of the            the impact of which will increase revenue opportunities for the local economy, including
 Foundation for the             stores, hotels and restaurants.
 Carolinas. Its vision is to
                                The national championships are the final chapter in the US Youth Soccer National
 raise enough capital for
                                Championship Series, a yearlong series of events in which more than 10,000 teams
 the endowment fund
                                compete annually. US Youth Soccer Regional Champions and US Youth Soccer National
 which will support the
                                League representative teams will take the pitch at Manchester Meadows for the chance to
 annual operating
                                claim a national championship. Annually, these events provide the top stage to identify and
 expenses for the Rock
                                scout the most coveted players in the nation for collegiate programs across the country.
 Hill parks system.
                                Learn more about US Youth Soccer at and for more on the US
                                Youth Soccer National Championship Series visit
Inside this issue:                                                     Thank you to our sponsors and supporters of
                                                                       Manchester Meadows and soccer in our
US Youth Soccer 
                 1                                                     community. Pictured left - Representatives of
                                                                       Discovery Soccer Club. Bottom left - Championship
Glimpses of                                                            Field Sponsor Shirley & Ralph Brannan. Center - Nicki
                                                                       Nash & Monica Harris representing Field Sponsor
Johnny Gill                                                            Founders Federal Credit Union. Bottom right - Ian
Xpress                   2                                             Davis, the father of Rock Hill Soccer & Richard
Dedication                                                             Stutts, Soccer Coordinator.
Special Olympics  3 

Honorariums &            4 

                                                        creating a rock solid future
               & TOURISM
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Glimpses of Glencairn Photography Competition 
                                           Pictured Top Left ‐ Best of Show & 1st  Place Wildlife; 
                                           Watcher in the Water by Holly Fox * Pictured Bottom Left ‐ 
                                           1st Place People/Events; Green Grass Between My Toes by 
                                           Cathie Williams *  Pictured Bottom Center ‐ 1st Place 
                                                                          Blooms; Water's Edge by  
                                                                             Sally Brown * Pictured 
                                                                             Bottom Right ‐ 1st Place 
                                                                             Water; Small Fountain by 
                                                                             Diane Duncan. 

Glencairn Garden invited amateur photographers, young and old alike, to enter the  2011 Glimpses of Glencairn 
Photography Competition!  The winners, announced at the Members Appreciation Celebration and were 
displayed at BloomFest, Saturday, May 21, 2011 and then at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery for the month of June. 

                                                     Johnny Gill Xpress Dedication... 
                                                     Pictured Top Left ‐ The Gill Family pose with the newly 
                                                     dedicated Xpress * Pictured Bottom Left ‐                        
                                                     Former Mayor Betty Jo Rhea & daughter in law, Grazier 
                                                     Rhea *  Pictured Bottom Center ‐ The Johnny Gill 
                                                     Xpress (JG2) will be used for garden tours and patron 
                                                                                 assistance * Pictured Bottom 
                                                                                 Right ‐ Glencairn Supporters 
                                                                                 Lisa Hendrix and Totty 
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Area 11 Special Olympics Plays to Win!  
                                                     A bright and sunny morning at
                                                     Pinetuck Golf Course on May
                                                     19th was the place to be for the
                                                     Special Olympics 6th Annual Golf
                                                     Scramble. All proceeds from this captain’s choice
                                                     tournament will benefit over 1,000 Special Olympics
                                                     athletes from York, Chester and Lancaster counties.

                                                     Special Olympics is year-round sports training and
                                                     competition for athletes who are mentally disabled.
                                                     Area Eleven athletes have the opportunity to compete
What’s Pink and Green? Team PRT! Pictured left to    on the local, state and national levels. Participation in
right - Team Sponsor Chandra West , Patti Panetti,   this tournament allows us to continue to offer our
         Merritt Croom & Katie Simmonss              athletes quality training and competition.

For more information about Special Olympics, how to volunteer, to make a donation or become
a sponsor of an activity or event please call Kathy Covington at (803)329-5620. 

South Carolina Olympians Go For The Gold!   
                                    A York County athlete won South Carolina's first gold medal
                                    during the Special Olympics 2011 World Summer Games in
                                    Athens, Greece.

                                    Pictured Left is Teresa Boehme who scored the gold in the four
                                    person bocce finals. Another York County resident, Emily
                                    Severance took fifth place in bowling doubles.

                                    Pictured Bottom Left is Teresa, Emily and their families at the
                                    official send off in Columbia. Pictured Bottom Right is Team
                                    South Carolina!! Congratulations Athletes!
                             Welcome To Our New Sponsors!! We appreciate your support...
                                              Cherry Park Sports Field # 1                   
Make a donation to
the Rock Hill Park’s                                        2111 Tabor Drive, Rock Hill, S.C. USA 29730
Foundation in
someone else's                                              Tel: 1-803-325-1100 * Fax: 1-803-325-7814
honor or memory.
The Gift Recipient
will receive a                 Softball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Special Events and
personal                          Activities… these fields will be enjoyed by members of our
from the Foundation
                              community and visitors alike! Thank you to our sponsors and their
advising them of                          commitment to Parks, Recreation & Tourism!
your gift and
outlining the                                            Manchester Meadows Soccer Field # 5  
wonderful facilities
and programs that
will be supported in                                           650 Tinsley Way, Rock Hill, S.C. 29730
their honor or
memory of a loved                                              Tel: 1-803-325-2800 * Fax: 1-803-325-2366

                             Foundation Donations, Honorariums and Memorials 
BENEFIT                         JUNIOR WELFARE LEAGUE AGENCY                            
                                                                              IN MEMORY OF JAMES STROUPE, JR. 
TOMORROW                        OF MONTH GIFT                                            Jack & Laurie Leader 
                                      Larry Rollings                                     Gerry & Barbara Schapiro  
DONATE NOW!                           Richard Bridges, III                     
Invest in the future and              Chip Hartzog                            GLENCAIRN GARDEN  
make an immediate                     Susan Miskelly                          EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY GARDEN 
impact on Rock Hill’s                 JWL Membership                                     Klien Buendal for the BITE Project 
recreational programs            

and facilities by               NON EVENT                                                Close Scholars 
supporting the Rock                   John R. Bidwell                          
Hill Parks Foundation.                Eddie Brown                             IN HONOR OF ANN TERRY 
                                      Mrs. Tom Gettys                                    Come See Me Festival 
                                      Richard Houk                             
                                       Sarah Morgan                            GLENCAIRN  BLOOMFEST 
Mail Checks to:
                                       Toy and Grazier Rhea                    PRESENTING SPONSORS 
Rock Hill Parks
                                       Gary and Peggy Williams                       Gallery Up 

PO Box 11706                    RIVER PARK                                           Lib Patrick 
Rock Hill, SC 29731                    JoCarol Steele                                Williams & Fudge, Inc 
                                                                                     Larry & Kathy Wilson  
                                MANCHESTER MEADOWS                                              

                                IN MEMORY OF BRYAN OSTROWER                    BUD SPONSORS 
Donate Online:                        Discoveries Soccer Club                        Designs of Jeannine Burger              
                                                                                     Rinehart Realty Corporation 
                                GLENCAIRN GARDEN 
                                                                                      Jim & Sheree Welsh 
Gifts and donations to          IN MEMORY OF TWEEDIE WHITE                           William and Joanne Lehman 
the Foundation can be                 Pierian Book Club                         

designated.                           Trillium Garden Club                     PATRON OF THE GARDEN 
For more information,                  
                                                                                    Chaplin and Karen Spencer 
call (803) 329-5620.            IN HONOR OF HOWELL & NANCY BEACH                

                                      Harold & Jane Peeples                    PLANT SALE 
                                      Jack & Laurie Leader                           Tom Goforth 
            & TOURISM

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