The Rock Hill Parks Manchester Meadows To
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
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
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 www.USYouthSoccer.org and for more on the US
Youth Soccer National Championship Series visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
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
Page 2 building Foundations
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
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
SUMMER 2011 Page 5
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
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
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
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
INVEST TODYAY ROCK HILL PARKS FOUNDATION GLENCAIRN GARDEN
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
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
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
IN MEMORY OF BRYAN OSTROWER BUD SPONSORS
Donate Online: Discoveries Soccer Club Designs of Jeannine Burger
Rinehart Realty Corporation
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