One of the great local athletic events, the Woodlake Triathlon, is at an end. It is sad to see an event that did so much to promote a community has been ended because of that very same community. We received this notification yesterday…
IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT THE WOODLAKE TRIATHLON HAS BEEN TERMINATED. WE, THE COMMITTEE, HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY WOODLAKE MANAGEMENT THAT THEY NO LONGER FEEL IT SUCH AN EVENT IS CONDUCIVE TO OUR COMMUNITY. HOW CRAZY IS THAT WHEN ONCE A YEAR ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER WERE WELCOMED INTO OUR COMMUNITY SO THAT WE COULD SHOW OFF WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN EVERY DAY.WE HAVE FOUGHT HARD TO GIVE THEM ALL THE INFORMATION THEY NEEDED TO SHOW THE BENEFITS BUT TO NO AVAIL. WE MUST TELL YOU THAT SOME OF THEIR DECISION IS PERSONAL SO NO MATTER HOW WE EXPLAINED IT, THEY WERE GOING TO CANCEL THE EVENT.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED, SOME HAVING DONE ALL 11 YEARS. WE CERTAINLY HAVE LEARNED ALOT AND TRIED TO MAKE THE EVENT BETTER EACH YEAR. WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THEM AND WILL WEAR YOUR WOODLAKE TRIATHLON SHIRTS PROUDLY, I KNOW WE DO.
WE ARE NOT GIVING UP. WE WILL CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT WAYS TO BRING IT BACK – IT CERTAINLY WILL NOT HAPPEN IN 2013. WE WILL BE SURE TO CONTACT YOU IF, BY SOME MIRACLE, MANAGEMENT WERE TO CHANGE THEIR OPINIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINION OF THEIR
DECISION TO WOODLAKE MANAGEMENT, PLEASE SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
WOODLAKE COUNTRY CLUB
ATTN: JULIE WATSON, GENERAL MANAGER
150 WOODLAKE BLVD
VASS, NC 28394
SEND US A COPY AS WELL (WOODLAKE TRIATHLON, P.O. BOX 296, VASS, NC) SO THAT WE CAN KEEP THEM IN OUR FILES.
THANKS AGAIN FOR PARTICIPATING AND SHARING A PART OF YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH US!
PAM & DON JONES AND THE WOODLAKE TRIATHLON COMMITTEE.