Posted on 20 August 2014.
Carolina Rapids youth soccer players practiced on Bailey Road Park’s new turf field Tuesday. See a gallery of photos below from Tuesday’s dedication. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Poor field conditions have long been a headache for Lake Norman area athletes. Last spring, Carolina Rapids Soccer Club games or practices were canceled an astounding 35 percent of the time last because of rain or unusable fields, the group’s director says.
That’s why after years of discussions the nonprofit club partnered earlier this year with the Town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture (PARC) to help pay for artificial turf fields at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius. Read the full story
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Nonprofit news, PARC, Photo of the Day, Planning & Development, public spaces, Sports, Top Stories, Town Hall
Posted on 20 August 2014.
Posted in Fund-raisers, Top Stories, Town Hall, Video
Posted on 08 August 2014.
Posted in Fund-raisers, Nonprofit news
Posted on 02 August 2014.
Three former Navy SEALs came ashore at The Rusty Rudder in Cornelius at 7:15 pm Friday night, after a day-long swim across Lake Norman that began at Queens Landing in Mooresville before noon. They trio - Shannon Rusch, Rich Graham, and Troy Pusateri – finished on schedule, despite a grey skies and choppy conditions on the lake.
Rusch, Graham, and Pusateri made the 12.2-mile swim to raise awareness and funds for Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), a Colorado-based non-profit that works to rehabilitate veterans suffering from combat-related stress disorders.
Here’s a gallery from the post-swim celebration by Jonathan Cox. Click any image to launch the slide show.
A large crowd gathered at the Rusty Rudder to welcome the SEALS ashore.
SEAL Rich Graham climbs ashore after the marathon 12.2 mile swim.
Together after their 12.2 mile swim, from left: Rich Graham, Troy Pusateri, and Shannon Rusch.
Shannon Rusch spoke with alumni of the Operation Restored Warrior program.
A color guard of students from Hough High School’s JROTC program.
Aug. 1. 2014, “SEALs’ lake swim goes on, despite rain: ‘Getting wet anyway’”
July 30, 2014, “Navy SEALs swim the lake Fri. for veterans’ health”
Find reports about the swim on Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/theofficialLKNSEALswimpage
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Lake Norman, Life in Cornelius, Mooresville
Posted on 30 July 2014.
Some of the Solace Program’s participants at the park. From left: Farzane, Sultan, Salim, Omar, and Shuja.
By JONATHAN COX
MOORESVILLE - 12-year-old Salim was flying a kite on the roof of his home in Kabul, Afghanistan, when the kite glided into a power line, sending an electric shock down the kite string and seriously burning his left hand.
The doctor at the local hospital had to amputate the hand, but the wound soon became infected and the arm had to be amputated below the elbow. Another infection led to another amputation farther up the arm.
Fearing another infection, in the winter of 2013 Salim’s parents applied to the Mooresville-based nonprofit Solace for the Children, which brings Afghan children to the US each year for medical treatment. Salim was one of the 11 children chosen by Solace out of a pool of more than 400 applicants to come to the US. This Thursday he will be returning home along with the other program participants, and with new prosthetic arm. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius and the World, Health & Fitness, Nonprofit news