Special Guest Speaker

Emily Felt, SC Director of Energy Policy, Duke Energy

View a video recap here.

View the presentation here.

Resource Update

Brandon Worley, Executive Director, Upstate-Carolina Adaptive Golf, spoke about the Program:

  • Established in Oct 2018
  • What started as a college project has become a full program.
  • Training at Clemson U; got some students involved.
  • Started our first clinic in July 2019 at Top Golf
  • Build camaraderie, socialization.
  • Veterans, adults, and children
  • Started with 4-5 participants; now 46 participants.
  • Well over 50 trained volunteers.
  • Provide opportunities to help others discover their opportunities.
  • Mostly GVL, some in Clemson and Anderson
  • We are pushing to Spartanburg (Mary Black Fdtn)
  • We will work with anyone with physical limitations.

*Read Brandon’s article about the program here.

Learn more about the Program: https://ucagnow.org/

Michael Hildebrand, Director, Upstate Mobility Alliance, featured a few exciting projects ongoing:

  • Greenwood started their new transportation service; 5 mi radius around Greenwood, mostly medical transports.
  • Abbeville has sent a grant request in; hoping to start a service (mostly medical) as well.
  • Also in Greenwood, they are discussing how van pools can attract and retain workers.
  • Spartanburg is also doing great work with van pools. The city voted in June to use funds for a 2-year pilot program. They are recruiting companies now.

*Learn more about the Upstate Mobility Alliance: https://www.upstatemobilityalliance.org/