Chamber expresses thanks for triathlon support

Published 2:57 pm Monday, August 31, 2015

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Tourism Committee,  and the Georgia Vets Triathlon Committee, we would like to thank our community for the support they gave for the 15thAnnual Georgia Vets Triathlon held on Aug. 8th. Not only did our businesses, organizations and individuals give monetarily, but most of all, they gave of their time. We had over 100 volunteers who helped perform various duties at the event. Thank you volunteers for making this event a success.
We would like to also thank our many sponsors:  PRESENTING SPONSOR: Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, Cordele-Crisp Tourism PLATINUM: Ameris Bank, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Impact Sports & Fitness, Marvair, Airxcel, Inc., Stripling’s General Store, Sunbelt Ford of Cordele, Woodard Nursery: GOLD: Albany Search & Rescue, Best Western of Cordele, Brannen Ford, Crisp County EMS, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Crisp Regional Health Services, Friends of Georgia Veterans, LOGOS Screen-Printing, LLC , Pepsi Bottling Company, WSST DT51: SILVER: Ag Technologies, Colony Bank, Cook Industrial Electric, Daphne Lodge,  Edward Jones Investment/Ricky Smith, Griffin Lumber & Hardware, Michelle Smith, Attorney at Law, PlantersFirst Bank, State Farm Insurance (Mike & Curt Browning), The Cordele Dispatch, Harris Waste Management Group, Lawson & Reid, LLC, Attorneys at Law Bronze: Ag Georgia Farm Credit, Boy Scout Troop #270, Cub Scout Pack #270, Cordele Kiwanis Club, Cordele Lions Club, Cordele Rotary Club, Crisp County 4-H, Crisp County Lions Club, Crisp County High School JROTC, The Cove at Lake Blackshear
We had over 300 participants who came from all over Georgia as well as surrounding states. Our Triathlon is a big hit with triathletes due to the location. They love biking around the lake and countryside as well as swimming and running inside the State Park.
The chamber is grateful for those who helped make this a successful event, which showcased our community to several hundred visitors. Thanks again for supporting the chamber as we sponsor events to bring visitors to our community.
Special thanks to The Cordele Dispatch, WSST-TV51 for covering the event.
Monica Simmons
President/Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce
Anil Maniklal
Cordele-Crisp Tourism Chairman