District Five to Offer Golden Passes to Senior Citizens

IRMO, SC – Lexington-Richland School District Five is delighted to announce the continuation of its Golden Passes program for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. This initiative invites senior citizens to become more involved in district-sponsored events and activities, fostering community engagement and support for the school district.

Golden Pass Program Details:

  • Eligibility: Residents aged 60 years or older during the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Benefits: Free admission to most athletic and cultural arts events within School District Five, excluding playoff games.
  • Pass Type: Permanent photo identification card, providing lifetime access without the need for renewal.

Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr., Superintendent of School District Five, emphasized the importance of community support:

“The Golden Pass program brings community members of all ages together and provides an opportunity to say thank you to our senior community for volunteering and supporting our schools. When the stands are filled, our students feel supported by the community and recognized for their efforts.”

Golden Pass Issuance:

  • Dates & Times:
    • Tuesday, July 23: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday, July 24: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location:
    • District Administration Building
      1020 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC

No Renewal Needed: Once issued, Golden Passes are valid for a lifetime and do not require renewal.

For additional details or inquiries, please contact the district’s Communications Office at (803) 476-8118.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Who Can Apply: Any senior citizen aged 60 and above residing within the district.
  • Access Provided: Entry to most athletic and cultural events within the district.
  • Exclusions: Playoff games are not included.
  • Purpose: To promote community involvement and show appreciation for senior citizens’ support and volunteerism.

This program not only enhances the connection between the school district and its senior community but also ensures that students receive the encouragement and recognition they deserve from the broader community.

How to Get Your Golden Pass:

  1. Eligibility Check: Ensure you are 60 years or older.
  2. Visit the Administration Building: Arrive at the designated times and bring any required identification for photo verification.
  3. Receive Your Pass: Enjoy lifetime access to a range of school events, supporting and celebrating student achievements.

Contact Information:

  • Phone: (803) 476-8118
  • Location: District Administration Building, 1020 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC

Stay connected with the community and make the most of the activities and events hosted by School District Five!