One man's fandom became one health facility's joy.
Robby Bowles, Anchor Health and Rehab of Aiken's former administrator, is a complete Gamecock fan and decided Augusta was too far to attend the Georgia/Carolina Border Bash. So seven years ago, he brought it to the center and Aiken community, LaTravia Tillman from central services said.
When Kevin Ginn took over the administrator position two years ago, he recalled carrying on the event was one of the employees' first requests.
“To me, it's a perfect fit keeping in ties with Augusta,” he said. “It's a perfect location all around, (being) between Columbia and Athens.”
This year's, Border Bash brought several Georgia and Carolina fans to the center on Friday.
Walmart Vision Center, Express Yourself, Tri-County Home Health Services, Simply Stunning, Trinity Home Health Services and Riverside and Palmetto ambulance services were some of the area businesses to offer services such as donating food and participating in the silent auction that raised money for the center's activities department.
Door prizes such as flowers, Georgia and Carolina items like coolers and Halloween figurines were given out.
Sir Big Spur also made an appearance.
“I enjoyed time with the families, patients and other vendors that support us,” Ginn said. “I appreciate Aiken for everything they do to support Anchor Health and Rehab. Aiken has support in the community in a huge way. That's what makes it so successful.”
The center will team up with URS for the Relay For Life golf tournament in April.
To learn more about the nursing and rehabilitation facility's services, call 643-3694.