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BlueRidgePathfinder
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USA
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Posted - 12/04/2017 :  6:36:52 PM  Show Profile  Send BlueRidgePathfinder a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
NOTICE: The White Lightning is Back!

Due to land use issues with the county government, the Rock Branch National event name and the Elberton, GA location were abandoned.

So, The White Lightning is back! Still laid out and produced by ISDT/ AHRMA veteran Greg Holder, with my helping as much as I can will tending to my sixteen year old Autistic son, Elijah.

10th Annual Carolinas White Lightning Cross Country Classic

March 17 - 18, 2018

Pre-entries close: March 2 (online entries close Mar. 5 11am EST)

Rounds 1 & 2 of the John Penton / Preston Petty National Cross Country Series

To Benefit the Elijah Roof Medical Fund

Track Address: Randy Hawkins' Silver Hawk Plantation 771 Mudbridge Road, Buffalo, SC 29321

GPS Coordinates: 34°44'37.318"N 81°43'13.935"W

Gate Fee: $20.00 per person for the weekend.
Under 16 FREE

Gate Opens: 12:00 pm Friday and 6:30 am Saturday &
Sunday.

Gate Closes: 5:00 pm on Friday & Saturday and 11:30 am
Sunday.

If the gate is closed when you arrive, you
must report there the next morning, pay your
gate fee, sign the release, and get your
security bracelet.

Camping: Motorhomes and campers welcome.
Primitive camping. No hook ups.
Campfires are welcome as long as you follow
Smokey Bear’s rules.

Lodging: Union, SC, Clinton, SC, Newberry, SC
Spartanburg, SC

Saturday Dinner: Hickory Smoked Barbecue from nearby
Midway BBQ with Buns, Green Beans, Macaroni
Pie, Slaw, Banana Pudding, Peach Cobbler, and
beverages.

$10.00 per person

Bring your own chair.

2017 AHRMA Cross Country Awards following
dinner.

Concessions: By the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department to
benefit the Department.
Breakfast Saturday, Lunch Saturday, and
Breakfast Sunday

Contact: Greg Holder 864-320-9796
Al Roof at al.roof.for.nc.trails@juno.com

Info & entry form at: http://www.ahrma.org/schedules-results/cross-country/


Edited by - BlueRidgePathfinder on 01/30/2018 12:13:41 AM

skiracer
Advanced Member

USA
1011 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2017 :  7:40:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dinner sounds great!

1976 MC 5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
1985 20' Hi Point trailer
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skiracer
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USA
1011 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2017 :  07:43:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Knowing Greg, I am sure the course will be awesome to ride!

1976 MC 5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
1985 20' Hi Point trailer
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dennis brown
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USA
299 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2017 :  07:44:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
am already looking forward to it.we will be there

dennis l.brown
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Mick Milakovic
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USA
1415 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2018 :  10:39:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mick Milakovic's Homepage  Reply with Quote
going.....

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BlueRidgePathfinder
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USA
231 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  8:39:13 PM  Show Profile  Send BlueRidgePathfinder a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
NOTICE: The White Lightning is Back!

Due to land use issues with the county government, the Rock Branch National event name and the Elberton, GA location were abandoned.

So, The White Lightning is back! Still laid out and produced by ISDT/ AHRMA veteran Greg Holder, with my helping as much as I can will tending to my sixteen year old Autistic son, Elijah.

10th Annual Carolinas White Lightning Cross Country Classic

March 17 - 18, 2018

Pre-entries close: March 2 (online entries close Mar. 5 11am EST)

Rounds 1 & 2 of the John Penton / Preston Petty National Cross Country Series

To Benefit the Elijah Roof Medical Fund

Track Address: Randy Hawkins' Silver Hawk Plantation 771 Mudbridge Road, Buffalo, SC 29321

GPS Coordinates: 34°44'37.318"N 81°43'13.935"W

Gate Fee: $20.00 per person for the weekend.
Under 16 FREE

Gate Opens: 12:00 pm Friday and 6:30 am Saturday &
Sunday.

Gate Closes: 5:00 pm on Friday & Saturday and 11:30 am
Sunday.

If the gate is closed when you arrive, you
must report there the next morning, pay your
gate fee, sign the release, and get your
security bracelet.

Camping: Motorhomes and campers welcome.
Primitive camping. No hook ups.
Campfires are welcome as long as you follow
Smokey Bear’s rules.

Lodging: Union, SC, Clinton, SC, Newberry, SC
Spartanburg, SC

Saturday Dinner: Hickory Smoked Barbecue from nearby
Midway BBQ with Buns, Green Beans, Macaroni
Pie, Slaw, Banana Pudding, Peach Cobbler, and
beverages.

$10.00 per person

Bring your own chair.

2017 AHRMA Cross Country Awards following
dinner.

Concessions: By the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department to
benefit the Department.
Breakfast Saturday, Lunch Saturday, and
Breakfast Sunday

Contact: Greg Holder 864-320-9796
Al Roof at al.roof.for.nc.trails@juno.com

Info & entry form at: http://www.ahrma.org/schedules-results/cross-country/


Edited by - BlueRidgePathfinder on 01/30/2018 12:14:22 AM
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BlueRidgePathfinder
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USA
231 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  4:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Send BlueRidgePathfinder a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Howdy folks,

World renowned Midway BBQ is catering our dinner Saturday night at the Carolinas White Lightning Cross Country Classic.

Recognized by Southern Living Magazine as one of "the South's Legendary Barbecue Joints", check out Midway BBQ's website at http://midwaybbq.com

On the menu is:

- Hickory Smoked Barbecue (pulled) with sauces on the side
- Buns
- Green Beans
- Macaroni Pie
- Slaw
- Banana Pudding
- Peach Cobbler
- Sweet Tea, Unsweetened Tea or Water

$10.00 per person.

2017 Year End AHRMA Cross Country Series award will be given out following the dinner.

Please let me know if you plan to participate in the meal.

See you there.

Al Roof

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BlueRidgePathfinder
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USA
231 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2018 :  2:57:50 PM  Show Profile  Send BlueRidgePathfinder a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
As you may have noticed, this year's 10th Annual Carolinas White Lightning Cross Country Classic will benefit our sixteen year old son Elijah's medical expenses stemming from Acute Autistic Regression.

Often a period of autistic regression begins during or after puberty or during the transition to adulthood (late teens to early twenties). ... However, autistic regression can happen at any age and is often preceded by a major life change or a period of increased stress. In Elijah's case, his acute regression came on at the end of last year's school term, resulting in severe anxiety attacks, loss of verbal communication, and other severe symptoms of Autism he had never suffered before.

Since then Elijah has undergone concerted treatment by his pediatrician, a neurologist, a licensed professional counselor, and child psychologist/developmental & behavioral pediatrician. Over the past eight months he has undergone hospitalization several times, involving CT scans, electroencephalograms, and MRI.

Although Elijah is still unable to attend school, I am happy to report he has shown dramatic improvement, for which we are very thankful.

As you might imagine, in addition to insurance premiums, co-pays and deductibles paid, we have accrued a significant amount of debt, and are looking at another six to nine months of treatment.

White Lightning Cross Country Classic founder Greg Holder, with whom I have worked as event co-producer for nine years, would like this year's gate fee to go towards settling our medical debt.

Since the announcement of Greg's charitable decision, quite a few folks (unable to attend the event) have asked how to go about making contributions. In the absence of a crowdfunding campaign, we would ask that such contributions be sent to:

C. Al Roof
3224 Sparrow Springs Road
Gastonia, NC 28052-9233

For simplicity's sake, checks may be made payable to me, C. Al Roof, or, if you prefer, either to M2CreditCare (financed debt from Caromont Regional Medical Center) or AccessOne (financed debt from Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast / Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital).

Thank you, in advance, to those of you wishing to help us in our continuing effort to bring Elijah back to his version of "normal".

May God bless you all.

Al & Dianne Roof

Edited by - BlueRidgePathfinder on 01/29/2018 11:51:16 PM
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