RVC Outdoor Destinations Inc. announced today (Nov. 1) that River Plantation RV Park in Sevierville, Tenn., will be re-flagged as an RVC resort.
According to a news release, this partnership is the first joint venture for RVC involving flagging and operating a separately owned property. In addition to providing long-term management and branding, RVC is providing capital for improvements and expansion.
After ongoing renovations are completed, including the addition of a new lodge and fitness center, the property will be renamed River Plantation RV Resort in early 2013,
River Plantation RV Park, developed by Jimbo Conner over the last 20 years, offers extensive frontage on the Little Pigeon River and is in close proximity to the many attractions within one of the largest tourism markets in the United States. Boasting 293 RV sites and eight cabins, the property has ample room for hosting large groups and rallies.
“In our ongoing expansion efforts, we discovered that River Plantation RV Park shares our vision for a better guest experience,” said Andy Cates, RVC president.
Conner noted, “RVC understands the industry. They are striving to improve consistency and standards and we want to be a part of it. Also, they bring collaborative resources and a partnership that will allow River Plantation to grow and improve.”
RVC Outdoor Destinations today (May 17) announced the launch of its Wounded Warrior Fishing sponsorship, an initiative underscoring the company’s commitment to active and retired military personnel.
Memphis, Tenn.-based RVC Outdoor Destinations has partnered with retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and current U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark McDuffie to offer the program, which is designed to help soldiers injured physically or mentally in Iraq or Afghanistan relax and enjoy the outdoors with their families, according to a news release.
The Wounded Warrior Fishing program, headquartered at the company’s Live Oak Landing property in Freeport, Fla., will host an injured soldier and his or her family one night each week to enjoy the outdoors through activities such as fishing trips, river tours, onsite recreation activities and a cookout – all free of charge.
McDuffie first started the program a year ago, as a nonprofit called Wounded Warrior Fishing. Injured while fighting in Iraq and now fully recovered, McDuffie operates at the Live Oak Landing property and will head up the new partnership sponsored by RVC.
Wounded Warrior Fishing and RVC will officially kick off the program on Memorial Day weekend to coincide with the unofficial start of the summer travel season. In addition to the weekly sponsored accommodations, Live Oak Landing will host 10 injured soldiers and their families during an end-of-summer celebration the last weekend of September. The group will be able to fish with local professionals, take boat rides on the Choctawhatchee Bay, eat BBQ from local restaurants, enjoy massages and relax.
Besides the new Wounded Warrior Fishing sponsorship, RVC also offers active and retired military members discounts on lodging, and several of its properties offer a free RV site rental for active service men and women through the Tents for Troops program. RVC locations individually raise money for regionally based military charities through their own events and fundraisers throughout the year.
To nominate someone for the Wounded Warrior Fishing program, please contact McDuffie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call RVC’s Live Oak Landing at (877) 436-5063.