Greensboro, NC -- Rich Brenner was more than a TV personality. He was a community activist.
From helping neighbors make it through the winter months with Berico's Gift Of Warmth campaign, to his latest endeavor, The Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park. Rich was on the board of The War Memorial Foundation and was their Communications Director. Their goal was to build a park to remember and honor veterans. The tag line for the Carolina Field of Honor: preserving the past, present and future of the veterans who serve this great nation.
Right now, the park is in the beginning of the fundraising stages. There are 426 acres set aside at Triad Park in Colfax. An artist rendering shows the plans for a veteran's amphitheater, a fountain, monumnets, parade field and a donor brick walkway.
Rich spent his last day working to get the word out about the Carolina Field of Honor. His fellow board members say they were all together Monday during the day and then went to the Red Cross Salute To Heroes event to see Rich's presentation.
Fellow board member, Bruce Davis said, "We certainly want the word to go out that Rich will be missed, but his legacy lives on and it will live on through this park, the Carolina Field of Honor."
Bill Moss, another board member, said Rich's wife Judy, told him if people want to honor Rich in a monetary way, she would like donations to be made in his name to the Carolina Field of Honor.
Make donations here.
The Carolina Field Of Honor c/o The War Memorial Foundation
600 North Regional Road Greensboro, NC 27409
-- Long Time Sportscaster Rich Brenner Dies