Save the Black Warrior 2012 has wrapped up for this year. This was the 5th year for the popular campaign benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper–they had a great deal of success raising more than $23,000 for their cause and helping to spread the word about their mission to protect the watershed throughout this region.
Sweetwater Brewing Company helps organize Save the Black Warrior in addition to a number of fundraising campaigns for Waterkeeper Alliances throughout the Southeast. Bars and restaurants throughout Birmingham and Tuscaloosa participate in the fundraiser, selling paper fish as well as t-shirts and other promotional products to compete to raise the most money for the cause. This year’s winners were J Clyde in Birmingham and Egan’s in Tuscaloosa. Runners up were Tin Roof and Buffalo Wild Wings. The winners will receive special “Save the Black Warrior” canoe paddles as trophies to display in their respective bars.
In addition to the promotions at the bars in the area, there were public events on the Bama Belle and a beer dinner at J Clyde. These events gave Black Warrior Riverkeeper a chance to spread the word about potential threats to the area’s water supply–particularly the proposed Shepherd Bend mine which could adversely affect the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents in central Alabama.
Silverock Cove and H2 Real Estate have sponsored Save the Black Warrior for the past 3 years along with Mountain High Outfitters. We are proud to support Black Warrior Riverkeeper in their efforts. If you would like to learn more about the work that they do, please click here to visit their website.
Thanks to everyone who participated this year!
Silverock Cove and Point William were happy to participate in the 2012 Mike Beasley Poker Run this year. More than 400 participants came out this past Saturday to Smith Lake to try to take home the $500 Grand Prize.
This year’s event raised more than $28,000 and has raised more than $750,000 over the past 12 years. The event benefits the Smith Lake Task Force, which was created in honor of Mike Beasley to aid in searches for victims of boating and drowning accidents.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our dock and took the time to help raise money for a worthy cause. We will see you next year!
Save the Black Warrior had another successful campaign
Silverock Cove was proud to once again sponsor Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s “Save the Black Warrior” campaign. Since 2008, the campaign has raised more than $35,000 by selling paper fish and other merchandise in bars across Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. The visibility of those fish, and the partnership with Sweetwater Brewing Company, raise awareness of many of the obstacles that we face in protecting the Black Warrior watershed, including Smith Lake.
“We are always grateful to have such strong fundraising and outreach… particularly right after the American Rivers organization selected the Black Warrior for its 2011 list of Most Endangered Rivers due to coal mining,” said Charles Scribner, Executive Director of Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
This is the second year Silverock Cove has been a part of the Save the Black Warrior, along with Mountain High Outfitters. Thanks to everyone who participated. For more info, you can read the press release here.
Get out on the lake for the poker run!
If you are out on Smith Lake this weekend for the annual Mike Beasley Poker Run, please come visit us at Silverock Cove. We’ll be celebrating with a “Christmas in July” theme, so get ready for some Holly Jolly good times. Now is your chance to ask Santa for that new ski boat or the big gas grill you’ve been checking out.
Proceeds go to the Smith Lake Task Force, fire departments and other deserving organizations around the lake. There are great prizes for the winning hand. The event last year raised more than $30,000–so come out to support a great cause.
Registration takes place in the morning at Duskin Point Marina. We’ll see you this Saturday for the Poker Run!