WEST CHESTER—Sprout Music Collective owner Dan Sellucci presented a check for $450 to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area recently to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. The money was raised during a special fundraiser held last month at Sprout, located at 130 E. Prescott Alley, in West Chester. The fundraiser featured music, basket raffles and SRT Ale, a beer brewed by Sly Fox Brewery, in Pottstown to support and celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail. Sellucci organized the fundraiser along with Sprout General Manager Erin Redding, and in partnership with Sly Fox Brewery.
“The philosophy behind how we operate is to tie what we do into the community and support things that we believe in. We wanted to support the trail because we believe in healthy lifestyles,” said Sellucci. “We want to be a part of the community any way we can.”
In addition to the fundraiser, Sprout also donated proceeds from every SRT Ale it sold last month to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. The $450 donation will now go toward trail maintenance and other projects.
“We count on great community partners like Sprout Music Collective to help us continue expanding and improving the Schuylkill River Trail,” said Heritage Area Executive Director Silas Chamberlin. “We are proud to partner with vibrant local businesses that share our goal of making the Schuylkill River region a great place to live, work, and play.”
The Schuylkill River Trail is one of the region’s most treasured recreational resources. It will one day span the entire length of the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia to Pottsville totaling an estimated 130 miles, and running through five counties (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Schuylkill). Currently, there are over 60 miles complete.
The trail is owned and maintained by a number of different organizations. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area operates and maintains about 30 miles of the trail, and works to promote and improve the entire trail.
Photo: (L to R) Tim Fenchel and Silas Chamberlin of the SRHA stand with Sprout owner Dan Sellucci and Gen Mgr Erin Redding & Sly Fox Beer Ambassador Jake Borer.