Aubrey’s gifts $10K to Beaver Creek water trail

Sarah RumpFeature, Powell

In coordination with the Grand Opening Flotilla for the Beaver Creek Water Trail, Aubrey’s Restaurants and Eagle Distributing presented a $10,000 check to Legacy Parks Foundation and announced the launch of the “Hoppy Trails” program at seven of the Aubrey’s independent restaurants including Barley’s, The Crown & Goose, Fieldhouse Social, Stefanos Pizza and Sunspot.

Hoppy Trails is a “Buy a Beer, Build a Trail” program in which participating restaurants donate $10 to Legacy Parks from each Hoppy Trails designated keg of beer purchased for the sole purpose of adding one-mile of trail within Knox County. This first $10,000 donation will be used toward the first “water trail” in Powell and will fund the cleanup, continued maintenance and funding for additional non-motorized, public access put-ins along Beaver Creek.

With Steven Goodpaster looking on, Randy Burleson talks about his Hoppy Trails donation to Legacy Parks Foundation.

“Aubrey’s is very proud to support Legacy Parks Foundation,” said Randy Burleson, owner of the Aubrey’s Restaurants. “Carol (Evans) and her team have done an amazing job breathing new life into neighborhoods with trail projects like these. The Powell community has been very good to us over the years, and we’re very proud to be associated with the work Legacy Parks is doing here.”

Legacy Parks Foundation is an East Tennessee nonprofit that works to conserve our natural resources, create public places, and connect communities. The goal is to ensure that the region enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities and natural beauty and that these assets exist for generations to come. To date, Legacy Parks has raised more than $6 million, added 500 plus acres of parkland for Knox County, and helped conserve 1,000 acres of natural space in East Tennessee.

Sarah Rump is marketing director for Legacy Parks Foundation.

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