In our first segment, we spoke with Brittney Brackett, Media and P.R. Representative for the Sweet Caroline Open Ladies’ Professional Racquetball Tournament. Brittney shared with us that the tournament will be held from April 29 – May 2 at the Sports Club on Congaree Road in Greenville and will feature both domestic and international professional athletes. The funds raised for the tournament will go to benefit the Serenity Place and the Family Effect, a non-profit organization that assists women in combating substance abuse and also serves as a residential support system for children. Volunteer opportunities are available to the public, including donating silent auction items. If anyone wanted to learn more about the tournament, they should visit the websites sweetcarolineopen.com or vipshootout.com.
In segment two of the show, we spoke with Kelley Barnhardt, Communications Strategist with Artisphere. Kelley informed us that Artisphere is a three-day festival in downtown Greenville that celebrates the rich culture of the arts. The festival will be held from Friday, May 7 – Sunday, May 9, on S. Main Street. This year, approximately 105 visual artists will be present, and their artwork will include ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry, and watercolor. Due to the pandemic, the festival will be gated, masks will be required, the festival will be cashless, and patrons are encouraged to make a reservation beforehand for a two-and-a-half-hour time slot. Reservations are open to the public, and they can be made online at artisphere.org. If anyone had any additional questions about the festival or safety protocols, they can contact Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the third and final segment, we spoke with Jennifer Thrailkill with the South Carolina State Museum. Jennifer shared with us that safety precautions have been implemented to keep patrons safe, including mandating face masks, encouraging social distancing, and limiting daily capacities. Virtual spring break camps will be held from April 5 – 11 for children ages 6 – 11. The camp will focus on a variety of subjects, including astronomy, art, and history. Jennifer also shared with us that the museum recently launched a new exhibit entitled “Make Some Noise: The Science Sound.” The exhibit covers how sound travels, how it is measured, and how humans can hear and produce sound. In honor of Jazz Month, the museum will also be hosting a parking lot jazz party at the end of April. If anyone wanted to learn more about the museum, donate, or sign up to volunteer, they can visit the website scmuseum.org.