Holiday Cheer takes over York Office
Our first ever office decorating contest is well under way and the York office has never looked better. From Who-ville to Gingerbread houses, you’d be hard pressed to walk through our office without a smile spreading across your face. The judging takes place Wednesday, December 20 and the winners will be announced at our Christmas Brunch that Friday. The competition has been fierce, but the fun has won out.
Smedes York Honored with U.S. Olympic Festival-’87 Legacy Awards
From the press release:
Smedes York: Smedes York is the Chairman of York Properties based in Raleigh. During the bid process for the U.S. Olympic Festival in the early 1980’s, Smedes York was serving as Mayor of Raleigh. Upon learning of the effort to bring the Festival to the Triangle, York immediately saw the importance and potential positive impacts of the event. He reached out to the mayors of Chapel Hill and Durham and persuaded them to join him in supporting the event. The three cities committed to a joint guarantee of funds to backstop the Festival should it run a deficit, a pledge which aided and enhanced the region’ bid for that event. York Properties became a Festival sponsor and York was active on the fundraising committee for the event. York is known for his numerous community leadership positions ranging from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County to Chairman of the Research Triangle Park Foundation. Most important, though, is York’s unequalled record of 32 years of continuous service as a Board Member of North Carolina Amateur Sports and his significant leadership of, and service to, Olympic and amateur sports in our local region and across the state during that extensive period.
York Softball Team
For the first time in over a decade, York played softball with the City of Raleigh’s Rec League. Although we didn’t have the best winning streak, a fun time was had by all and we saw major improvement from the first game to the last. We’re excited to play again in the spring!