Category: Volunteers

Interested in volunteering for the Run 4 the Greenway?

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Would you like to help out at the Downtown Greenway's biggest event?  Join us on Saturday, September 6th from 4-8 pm to volunteer at the Run 4 the Greenway.  Click here to see what spots are left.  All volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and beverage coupon. Not interested in volunteering-- join us for the party in Center City Park to support our runners!  Live music by Evan & Dana, Looney Lanny the Balloon Guy, News & Record photo booth, Hand & Stone massages at the Premier Commercial Bank Tent, and other fun activities in the park.  Great food and kid friendly options from 1618 on Location and Will & Pops.  Beverages from Natty Greene's Brewery, 1618 Concepts, and Tea Hugger. What to run in the 1 mile or 4 mile races?  Click here to register.  

Volunteers helping to maintain Greenway Edible Orchard

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Greenway volunteers came out on a Saturday morning in June to learn how to prune, weed, and water the vegetation at Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone with the guidance of local organic gardening expert Charlie Headington.  A rotating group of volunteers have committed to helping maintain the edible orchard every two weeks through the fall.  Interested in helping?  Contact Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or 336.387.8355.

Registration is Open for Run 4 the Greenway!

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 6, 2014 for the 5th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! #Run4Greenway On-line through August 22 (by 9:00 pm): $25 (4 mile run) On-line through August 23-September 4 (by 9:00 pm): $30 (4 mile run) Registration at Packet Pick-up and Day of Race: $35.00 (4 mile run) On-line through September 4- One Mile Walk/Run: $15.00 Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.) T-shirts are limited.  Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under). Click here for a route map and turn-by-turn route directions.   Registration is OPEN!  Register now.  1 Mile Walk/Run begins at 5:00 pm 4 Mile Run begins at 5:30 pm Party in Center City Park is from 4:00-8:00 pm with live music, food and entertainment for the whole family!   Not a runner or a walker? Want to volunteer at the Run? You can  help!  Email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or call 336.387.8355 for a list of volunteer jobs available. Thanks to our title sponsor Premier Commercial Bank and to our other sponsors:    

Downtown Greenway Co-Chair Trip Brown Receives DGI’s Ed Kitchen Downtown Leadership Award

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Last week at the annual meeting of Downtown Greensboro, Inc., Trip Brown received the 2011 Ed Kitchen Downtown Leadership Award for his years of outstanding volunteer efforts to make the Downtown Greenway a reality!   Trip serves not only as the Co-chair of the Downtown Greenway Oversight Committee but also the Co-chair of the Greenway Major Gifts Campaign Committee.  His expertise, vision, and guidance have been completely invaluable in this complex public works undertaking, and Greensboro residents and visitors will reap the benefits of his energy and commitment for many years to come.   Previous winners include former City Manager and current Vice President of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, Ed Kitchen; Guilford Merchants Association President & CEO Mike Bumpass; past DGI Board Chairman Jimmy Black; past DGI President Ray Gibbs; and Susan Schwartz, executive director of Cemala Foundation—all of whom display effective and persistent leadership, resulting in significant improvements within our center city.   Please join us in applauding Trip Brown!

Greenway Clean Up a Huge Success!

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Thanks to all the volunteers who came out on a very windy day on April 2 to kick off the construction of Phase 1A (from Lee Street to Spring Garden Street along Freeman Mill Road).  More than 60 volunteers filled 150+ bags with trash and recyclables along this quarter-mile section of the Greenway in conjunction with the Great American Clean Up and Greensboro Beautiful’s city-wide clean up.  Your help and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.  Thanks for supporting your Greenway!

Volunteers Needed for Run 4 The Greenway!

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If you are not running in the race, many volunteers are needed to help on the day of the race.  There are many different jobs during the race—something for every age and skill level.  Please pitch in and show your support!  There is something for everyone! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Morton  by email or phone 336.379.0821 at Action Greensboro.