Due to the threat of inclement weather, All ICRC parks will close at 12:00 noon on Friday January 21, 2022 and reopen at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 22, 2022. This includes Crooked Creek Park, Melvin Park, Saluda Shoals Park and Seven Oaks Park.
Chase Loveless Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) is committed to making sure all children in our community have the opportunity to play youth sports. To ensure programs are financially accessible to all, the Commission maintains the Chase Loveless Memorial Scholarship Fund which offers partial and full scholarships to children based on need. This scholarship fund is made possible through donations from businesses and individuals like you.
Your Donation Matters
Did you know that 40% of children in School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties qualify for free and reduced lunch? When families struggle to provide food, they do not have the resources to provide recreational activities for their children. That's why last year alone, ICRC provided over 900 children with athletic scholarships for various team sports. Scholarships offer children of all backgrounds the opportunity to reach their full potential; building confidence, self-esteem character, and self-discipline. These are skills that can be transferred from the athletic field to the classroom, to a career, helping prepare young people to successfully compete in life. Here are a few ways sports positively influence a child's development and serve as an avenue for teaching valuable life lessons:
- Appreciation for an active lifestyle
- Positive self-image through mastering skills
- Social skills
- Managing success and disappointment
- Fair play and sportsmanship
- Respect for others
Give the Gift of Play
Through donations, ICRC provides the opportunity for you to invest in the health, success and lives of local youth athletes. Imagine seeing a child's excitement when they score their first touchdown and watching the camaraderie they develop with their teammates.
ICRC's goal is to encourage and inspire our fellow sports enthusiasts to participate in the practice of giving back. Your donations to the Chase Loveless Memorial Scholarship Fund can change a child's life.
So give the gift of PLAY today!
Chase Loveless Memorial Scholarships
Scholarships for designated youth athletic programs are available for families in need. Please call Seven Oaks Park at 803-772-3336 or Crooked Creek Park at 803-345-6181 for more information or an application.