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TVS sponsors Cornhole Tournament!

TVS sponsors Cornhole Tournament!

TVS was proud to sponsor the first annual cornhole tournament with the Rotary Club of Brevard. TVS hosted the event on Saturday, June 11 and had eight teams in the competition. Six of the teams were composed of INTERACT participants and Direct Support Professionals and the other two teams were TVS employees. 

The TVS teams included The Cornadoes, The Blue Devils, The Fireballs, Super Women, Thundercats, Rein Free, J & K, and The Replacements.

It was beautiful weather for the double elimination tournament. Food was catered by Hawg Wild BBQ before the final match started. Walking away with trophies was TVS employee team, J & K, James Gardin and Kyle Leahy.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Brevard Rotary and TVS INTERACT participants, we hope to do it again!

TVS participates in Cornhole Tournament

TVS participates in Cornhole Tournament

Last weekend, TVS happily participated in the Rotary Club of Brevard’s first annual cornhole tournament at the new Depot on Railroad Avenue. The competition was a charity event that helped to raise approximately $3500 for local charities including the Transylvania County Special Olympics.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Rotary Club and the community,” said TVS INTERACT Supervisor and TVS Extreme member, Jeanette Wayne. “It was fabulous and I couldn’t have wished for it to be any better.”

In the tournament, the first-place team was Calamity, winning a $500 cash prize and a $250 gift card to Pisgah Cove and the second-place $250 cash prize went to Blue Brawlers after a hard-fought battle.

While the TVS teams did not win any prizes, the TVS Thunderbirds soared into a fourth-place spot and the J-namic Duo claimed a dynamic fifth-place score!

“It was fun,” said TVS participant and TVS Thunderbird member Josh. “My favorite part was getting all excited and throwing the bags into the holes.”

Of the 14 teams in the competition, TVS had six teams:

TVS Extreme“:  Jeanette Wayne and Rob, sponsored by Jeanette Wayne
TVS Terminators“:  Sam King and Jay, sponsored by Michael-Dexter-Smith
TVS Thunderbirds“:  Brandon Crawford and Josh, sponsored by Catherine Chapman
TVS Troopers“:  Brooke Wilson and Jonathan, sponsored by Elevate Physical Therapy
TVS Outlaws“:  Taylor and Tyler, sponsored by TVS
J-namic Duo“: Jamie Brandenburg and Jonathan Coggins, sponsored by Wendi and Scott Adair

“I really loved everything about the tournament. It brought out my competitive side,” said TVS DSP and Thunderbird member Brandon Crawford. “I liked that TVS brought out a crowd and energy to the tournament.”

The Brevard Rotary Club catered the event with Blue Smoke BBQ plates and celebrated all competitors with black and white tournament shirts.

The event was sponsored by Pilot Cove Forest Lodging, Brevard Academy, Ecusta Brewing, Oskar Blues, and Blue Smoke BBQ.

A big thank you to all the sponsors, players, and donators. 


TVS awarded ‘Team of the Year’ for Brevard Rotary Club 5K event involvement

TVS awarded ‘Team of the Year’ for Brevard Rotary Club 5K event involvement

For the first time, TVS joined with other local businesses to help sponsor the Brevard Rotary Club 5K events this year including the White Squirrel, Firecracker, and Flight of the Vampire. TVS was also selected as the ‘Team of the Year’ from the Brevard Rotary Club for having the largest turnout and for participating in all three races.

Dubbed the ‘Caped Crusaders’ for participating in the most recent Flight of the Vampire 5K with TVS bat logo capes, TVS participants left an honorable impression.

Not only were the races a no-pressure way to have fun, the sponsorship also supported comradery and wellness within the TVS team. “It was a way to build a healthier company,” said Life Skills Supervisor Suzanne Byers. “Not only is it physical health, but it is also beneficial to a person’s mental health by being around others and feeling included.”

While the sponsorship fee entitled them to a certain number of event entries, TVS also generously covered the entry fees for any participants – employee or family, over that amount. TVS also hosted training days for the first event of the year, the White Squirrel.

Team TVS had participants in each event; The White Squirrel had a total of 42 employees and family members sign up and the Firecracker had 32. The last event of the year, the Flight of the Vampire, had the largest TVS participation, with a total of 65 employees and family signed up.

As a way to help TVS team members take part, incentive prizes were offered. The prizes included a TVS water bottle, yoga mats, bandanas, a paid class at the Brevard Health and Racquet Club, and a $20 Food Matters gift card. The prizes were dependent on how many races a person participated in throughout the year.

As an added bonus, employees received a second prize if their time between each race improved by a minute or more.

From the White Squirrel to the Firecracker, four employees improved their times; Laura Newton, Ann Buchman, Sam Snider, and Ashleigh Alquiza.

From the Firecracker to the Flight of the Vampire, another four employees improved their race times; Tye Hoffman, Megan Pilley, Jonathon McCall, and Emily Owens.

Sam King was the VIP from the TVS team, he improved his time by one minute or more in each of the three races.

With the sponsorship, TVS also donated Mountain Maid Bakery Mix and Mountain Maid Almonds to fill goody bags for the first two races.

“Being a sponsor of the Brevard Rotary Club races this year offered TVS a fantastic opportunity to share our enthusiasm for our community, with our community. Not only did participants enjoy a fun time with other folks from town, we also got to share some of the products we make for our Federal Government customers,” said Ann Buchman, VP of Marketing & Growth. “It was a lovely way to spread the word about what happens at TVS.”

The sponsorship was not only a benefit in the support of wellness, but also a way to open more opportunities and to meet new people in the community. “It is a good way to encourage folks to be involved,” Byers said. “I hope we will be able to do it again.”

Byers and Buchman are credited with organizing the incentive prizes and unification of the TVS Team.

The races are organized through the Brevard Rotary Club. They are an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty, and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence.

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Written by Jenifer Welch