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Home  |  News  |  $1,000 DONATED TO GOOD WORKS IN CHAPIN

Thursday, August 30, 2012

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies in partnership with Timberlake Plantation Owners Association and Timberlake Country Club donated a check in the amount of $1,000 to GoodWorks, a ministry that was established in 2002 to help persons who are in need of assistance in the Chapin, Little Mountain, Irmo and Prosperity communities. The donation reflected proceeds from the second annual Timberlake Youth Triathlon, which was conducted on Saturday, August 25 at Timberlake Country Club on Timberlake Drive near Chapin.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said all proceeds from the Timberlake Youth Triathlon benefitted GoodWorks, 118 St. Peters Church Road, Chapin. A total of 80 children ages 5 to 12 competed in the event.

During the triathlon, children ages 5 and younger swam for 10 meters, rode a bicycle for one-quarter of a mile and ran for 100 yards, Metts said. Children ages 6 and 7 swam for 25 meters, rode a bicycle for one mile and ran for three-quarters of one mile. Children ages 8 and 9 swam for 50 meters, rode a bicycle for three miles and ran for three-quarters of one mile.

During the triathlon, children ages 10 and 11 swam for 100 meters, rode a bicycle for three miles and ran for three-quarters of one mile, Metts said. Children who are age 12 swam for 150 meters, rode a bicycle for three miles and ran for three-quarters of one mile.

The Timberlake Youth Triathlon was sponsored by Timberlake Plantation Owners Association, Timberlake Country Club, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Gallup & Gallup, Green Earth Lawn Service, Chapin Pediatrics, Harrell & Associates, P.A., Clark’s Home and Construction Solutions, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Palmetto Health, Palmetto Graphix, Anytime Fitness, REMAX Real Estate Chapin, Chapin Eye Care Center, O’Leary Orthodontics, Midlands Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Capt. Lee Marshall, Kit and Johnny Oswald, Statewide Insurance Group, Craig and Joy Carpenter and Bi-Lo in Chapin, Metts said.

The Timberlake Youth Triathlon reflects the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.

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