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Tom Alexander Charity Golf Tournament

Sign Up for 1st Annual Tom Alexander Charity Golf Tournament

A full house is expected October 6 when Mountain Air honors one of its most respected residents and club members with the first annual Tom Alexander Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event go to the Mountain Air Community Fund that supports worthy Tom Alexander Charity Tournament at Mountain Air Golf Courseorganizations throughout Yancey County. The event cranks up with a noon shotgun start on Mountain Air’s beautiful mountaintop course, winding up with a 19th hole celebration in Orville & Wilbur’s, the Mountain’s favorite gathering spot. The $250 entry fee includes golf, lunch, snacks and dinner, plus a commemorative program and hat. Space is limited, so early sign-ups are recommended through the Mountain Air Pro Shop (828-682-4600).      
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Video: Mountain Air + Burnsville = Fun & Plenty to Do

Country Living, a widely-read travel and lifestyle magazine and website, recently listed Burnsville in this year’s “Top 20 Small Mountain Towns To Visit This Summer.” As the closest town to Mountain Air, this quaint and friendly hamlet is just minutes from the gate and offers a convenient spot for local flavor, shopping, supplies and services.

Porsches Blast Down the Runway at 2019’s “Cars & Coffee”

Taking off took on a different meaning recently on the Mountain Air runway as Porsche drivers from three states visited for another “Cars & Coffee” event, sponsored by Porsche Asheville and the Mountain Air Property Owners Association. Getting things started was the scenic three-mile drive up Slickrock Mountain to the runway, situated at 4,600 feet above sea level. The Porsche group lined up their cars and enjoyed a morning outing with long-range views. The highlight for most was an opportunity to make a high-speed run down the runway, with several Mountain Air residents joining in the fun with their cars. Proving that action speaks louder than words, click here to see the action.
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Mountain Air Community Fund Continues Its Good Work

The Mountain Air Community Fund is continuing its long history of providing support and funding to worthy causes throughout our area. The 2018 year produced excellent results in terms of giving, and the fund has nearly $80,000 to award.

Community Fund members have been combing over fifteen grant submissions from area non-profits. The group will be making site visits and final grant decisions by the end of June, with donations beginning in July.

And, just as critical, 2019 contributions already are coming in, and a number of upcoming events will further add to the total. There are many ways to participate in the Community Fund in addition to partaking in our events. More and more donations are being received in honor of loved ones for special occasions, honors and memorials. Knowing that your contribution goes to help others makes a wonderful gift.

The Mountain Air Community Fund has granted over $500,000 in the last ten years to 40+ non-profits to provide funding for various programs in Yancey County. Funding went toward feeding school children, college scholarships, drug education, filling a local food pantry, training special needs teachers, introducing chamber music to children, starting summer reading and theater programs, funding a therapeutic riding center, providing housing for underprivileged families, special programs for autistic children, and supported a battered women’s shelter.

Click here to learn more about the Community Fund and upcoming fundraising events.