The Recreation Board, a joint venture between Georgia and Tennessee, has 12 volunteers who meet throughout the year, with the purpose of planning and implementing the recreation programs. The members from Georgia include Angie Sutherland, Brian Salter, Nelson Williams, Ramsey Brock and Councilmember Jim Sabourin. Tennessee members include Jenny Silberman, Joseph Wingfield, Trey Carico, Will Haisten and Commissioners Walker Jones and Brooke Pippenger.
With guidance from Rick Dockery, recreation director, and Scott Shell, sports manager, Marshall Brock leads as the Recreation Board president.
In its most recent meeting, the board felt a real push to make the registration and communication process simpler for families and participants in the recreation programs. “The discussion at hand was, ‘How we can honor and hold onto our rich heritage and tradition while we seek to innovate and improve our community?’” said Marshall Brock.
The answer was to take the registration process, as well as other details about rec league sports, online. The board signed on with Blue Sombrero, a free service. The website is leagues.bluesombrero.com/lmrb.
Parents will be able to sign up for any sport that the mountain offers – basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football and wrestling. Upon registering with the website, parents will be able to pay fees, sign pertinent forms, and get team specific information like schedules, location and cancellations.
Parents and visitors to the site can view photo galleries and find contact information for further questions. One of the many benefits of using an online registration site is that once a family registers, the information for each child will be saved from year to year.
Scott Shell said, “This is an exciting time for the Lookout Mountain Recreation Board and for all the sports on Lookout Mountain. We will be able to showcase each sport and provide an easy registration process, along with an informative site for all our parents. We can keep our parents up to date on each sport and provide them with important information quickly.”
Basketball will be the first sport to register online, beginning November 1, and wrestling sign ups begin November 16. For information on the opportunity for sponsorship, please contact Scott Shell at (423) 821-6212.