Julius B. Ness Sports Complex receives funding

The Julius B Ness Sports Complex recently received $15,000 in funding from the Greater Savannah Community Foundation for much needed refurbishing for the concession building, bathrooms, and storage buildings addressing safety issues as well as the overall appearance of the sports complex.. The Julius B. Ness Sports Complex is home to the City of Bamberg’s sports programs for young boys and girls participating in soccer, football, basketball, t-ball, coach’s pitch, and baseball for ages 3 to 15. People from all parts of the county participate. Approximately 500 children participate in this program. Parents, coaches, referees, etc. volunteer their time for many months out of the year to make this program a success.

The Greater Savannah River Community Foundation serving Allendale, Barnwell, and Bamberg Counties was created to assist individuals, organizations, and businesses in directing their contributions and philanthropic pursuits to a variety of nonprofit organizations and foundations. The mission of the GSRCF is to encourage, promote, and advance philanthropic giving through education and the responsible management and distribution of charitable contributions, and to provide the structure for individuals to accomplish this. The GSRCF has been organized as a vehicle to facilitate permanent endowment and other funds that will produce income to enhance the quality of life in Allendale, Barnwell, and Bamberg Counties.

Core beliefs that drive the Foundation are:

• Believe that rural areas can thrive and prosper with ALL citizens in the communities of Allendale, Bamberg, and Barnwell counties having the expectation for achievement and success at the highest level.

• Believe that counties with natural eco systems and pure environmental areas should be preserved and perpetuated.

• Believe that life-long learning, including early childhood education, workforce preparedness, high school graduation, and higher education are major keys to the successful development of Allendale, Bamberg, and Barnwell counties.

• Believe that ALL citizens in the three counties should have access to adequate local health care to ensure a high quality of life. Believe that all citizens in the three counties should have local access to civic and cultural opportunities.

For more information about the GSRCF, contact Anne Rice, 803-584-3446 x190.