Legendary Climber Conrad Anker and Artist Jennifer Lowe-Anker

It is the hope of the Ross Lynn Foundation to bring  individuals whose works are making a significant difference in the world into our communities; and to present forums  where they tell their stories.  Conrad  Anker and Jenni Lowe-Anker were with us in 2016 sharing with those who gathered about the ALCF (Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation). A short film by Karl Swingle featured The Khumbu Climbing Center and their work through the ALCF with Sherpas and residents of the village of Phortse, Nepal and the surrounding region . All in attendance were inspired to think about how their own lives could make a difference and serve the greater good.  At RLCF we were inspired to begin visioning opportunities and offerings to get people Outside, Climbing and being inspired...Watch for more to come and get outside, climbing with us! Thanks to Jenni and Conrad!

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A Night in Sportsman Paradise!

Pineywoods Supper Club hosted a FriendsGiving "Farm-to-table" dinner for the Foundation. Amazing food prepared by Chef Cory Bahr was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Evan McCommon, Derek & Holly Schreiber, all the folks at Sainte Terre, Gabrielle Balderas, Red River Brewing Company, Wallace McKeel and the Red River Valley Band for all you did to make it a spectacular evening.  Funds raised went to the RLCF to support our programming of Cultivating Compassion and Giving Back!

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3rd Annual Backroads & Bayous Trail Run - One in a Series with Sports Spectrum!

March 25th the 3rd annual Backroads and Bayous Trail Run and Day in the Country was held. Runners ran 10m and 3m distances through scenic farm country. A 1m fun run art and food made it a perfect event for the whole family! This event is a runners dream, but non-runners had plenty to keep them occupied! Title sponsor Breathe Yoga led yoga before and after the run. Our friends at Mahaffey Farm provided meat for insanely delicious tacos prepared by El Cabo Verde (home of award winning Chef Gabrielle Balderas). Beer was provided by local Red River Brewing Company! 

This year our run was one in a series of 3 trail runs with Sports Spectrum.  Special awards were given for those running all three events.  Read more about it here!

The event benefits the Renzi Center and One Great River. Sign-up. Get after it!

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Opera Soprano Maureen Broy Papovich

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On May 9th 2015 Soprano Maureen Broy Papovich with husband, Casey and pianist Jeanne Sasaki appeared in Bryan College Station for a special musical performance.   All donations were for the benefit of the RLCF. The concert featured a diverse program including poetry from Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson and the Miribai Songs set to music. Also joining her was her son, Jonah who sang  U2's tribute to Martin Luther King from their Joshua Tree album.  
 

Backroads & Bayous Trail Run At Lynn Farms

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Those attending the  first annual Backroads & Bayous Trail Run and Day in the Country were treated to a great course, amazing pulled pork tacos and live music.  Yoga, acupuncture and art were enjoyed by all. It was a beautiful day with funds being raised for chosen charities One Great River and Renzi Center for Education and Art. Plans are already underway for next year!

Best coffee to cross your lips!

Have you heard about the best coffee to cross your lips?

"Friend of the Foundation", Jeff Hollenbaugh has branded a blend that was one of Ross' favorites. Bonfire Coffee is selling this blend online with their other great roasts. This special blend is called BackRoads and Bayous and the profits of these sells go to the Foundation as part of our "Friends of the Foundation" giving.

You can order the coffee on line at Bonfire Coffee.

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