Pete McBride will headline the Legacy Parks Foundation annual fundraiser, set this year for Friday, Oct. 19, at the Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. Individual tickets are $125 and table sponsorships are available for $1,200. The event has drawn 1,000 people for the past three years – a sellout.
McBride is this year’s National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year.” He’s an award-winning photographer, writer and visual storyteller whose love of adventure, cultures and the outdoors have taken him on assignment to over 75 countries, according to the Legacy Parks press release.
And about that “adventurer” award – that was for hiking the entire length of Grand Canyon National Park – over 700 miles without a trail.
Carol Evans, executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation, will discuss new initiatives and highlight new projects. A major initiative is to preserve Knoxville’s three rivers and obtain land and easements to create more public access points to the Holston and French Broad rivers.
The 2018 luncheon is presented by Verizon and sponsored by Pilot Flying J, Texas Instruments, UCOR, Planet H2O, Robin Easter Design, The Trust Company, Gulf & Ohio, Home Federal Bank, Windy Hill Farm and Preserve, and UT Agriculture Institute.
Sponsorship opportunities are available along with the chance to ride the Three Rivers Rambler to and from the event. Info: at legacyparks.org or 865-525-2585.