On the heels of an exciting first quarter of 2014, SFWDA is building on the momentum of renewed enthusiasm! Following the launch of a new website and logo; and an expansion of its use of Social Media, the second quarter has been very successful.

We’ve had three outstanding events. The Rattlerock Club 4 Wheeling for the Cure April event at Windrock Park in Oliver Springs, Tennessee raised over $17,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s hospital.   The East Tennessee Four Wheel Drive Club and KnoxOffRoad.com supported this very successful charity fund raising event.

Also in April was the 11th Annual Mud 4 Blood held by the Georgia Bounty Runners near Atlanta, Georgia at which 86 pints of blood were collected for Life South’s Community Blood Centers mission.

May was kicked off with the 11th Annual TrailFest, held at Adventure Off Road Park just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This event has grown from 43 attendees in 2013 to over 140 in 2014!  

Next we look forward to the 28th SFWDA Dixie Run to be held September 25-28, 2014 at Golden Mountain Park in Sparta, Tennessee.  Come join our journey and fun weekend in the Tennessee Mountains.

Additionally, SFWDA has worked toward broader business engagement and building a member-driven grant process on both public and private lands.  The SFWDA Grant program is aimed at advancing the core missions of our association…Conservation, Education, and Recreation…for all OHV enthusiasts. The SFWDA Grant program awarded the first grant to the Friends of Uwharrie and Carolina Trail Blazers 4WD Club for access road improvements to and within the Uwharrie National Forest.   The project is nearing completion and a complete report will be forthcoming to all our SFWDA members and supporters. 

Up next is the Memorial Day Bash hosted by the Damn Locals 4x4 Club, Tracy City, TN on May 23-26, 2014; and a SFWDA Meet and Ride hosted by the Georgia Bounty Runners on June 14, 2014 at Beasley Knob OHV, Blairsville, GA.  Come join our journey and support the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association.  If you would like to become a part of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association or to learn more, please check us out atwww.SFWDA.org andhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/SFWDA/.