For more than 80 years, non-profit organization Leroy Springs & Company, Inc. (LSC) has provided affordable, quality recreation and community activities and facilities in the region home to the historic Springs Cotton Mills. Today, LSC strives to make similar recreation opportunities accessible for the next generation.
The Anne Springs Close Greenway℠, owned and operated by LSC, is committed to connecting people to nature through recreational and educational activities that foster a passion for the outdoors. In partnership with Atrium Health, the Anne Springs Close Greenway Bridge Program helps make the Greenway℠ accessible for all by providing free or reduced membership and programming at LSC facilities for individuals who qualify. With a longstanding history of providing financial assistance in the community and known formally as the Bridge Program since 2018, LSC awarded over $231,000 in financial assistance in 2021.
Each applicant’s circumstances are unique and LSC encourages potential applicants to supply as much information as possible regarding extenuating circumstances or financial status. Anyone is eligible to apply. Eligibility is based upon income using the USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Eligibility Guidelines that determine eligibility for free and reduced meals. Other qualifying programs include S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), T.A.N.F. (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), among others. Special circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Programs that qualify for assistance include:
- Anne Springs Close Greenway Membership
- Leroy Springs Summer Camps
- Afterschool on the Greenway (K-5)
- FLYERS Afterschool Program (K-5)
- Greenway Nature Preschool (3-5 yrs old)
- Seasonal Kayak Rentals
- Signature Event Tickets
- Select Outdoor Recreation Programs
- Other Select Educational Programs
- Group Equestrian Lessons
- Golf Membership & Youth Instruction
- Field Trips for Title 1 Schools
For more information, please call 803.547.1014 or email BridgeProgram@LeroySprings.com.