Parking at Melton Lake Park closed for regatta on March 13 & 14

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (March 3, 2021) – The City of Oak Ridge, in partnership with the Oak Ridge Rowing Association, will host the 2021 Oak Ridge Louisville Cardinal Invitational Regatta on March 13 and 14, 2021.

This invitation-only event brings elite college Women’s rowing teams to compete in one of the first events of the season.

In accordance with ACC and Big 10 COVID guidelines, this is a “No Spectator” event.

As a result, the parking lots at Melton Lake Park will be closed to the public during the regatta.

Melton Lake Greenway users and other visitors to the park are asked to observe social distancing guidelines and to wear masks when in the vicinity of regatta activities and participants.

“Working together, we look forward to hosting a safe and successful event,” Recreation and Parks Director Jon Hetrick said.

For more information, contact Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks at (865) 425-3450.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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