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April  30, 2022


Dear Friends of Deerfield Resort and Campbell County:


As we kick off another summer at the lake, we look forward to the days ahead and treasure the memories of seasons past.  We are so fortunate to enjoy the beauty of the lake and the company of friends and family. We have begun organizing the 15th Annual Firecracker 5K Fundraiser.  The recipients of the following scholarships have been selected by a committee of your Deerfield Community. 


In 2020, because of your generosity and race support, the Firecracker 5k at Deerfield Committee gave  two (2) $10,000.00 scholarships to two very deserving young seniors.  The two young Campbell County High School graduates are still registered in college and are doing well - Michael Brown and Chelsea Elkins. Michael and Chelsea met all of our scholastic achievement and community involvement requirements. But, more importantly – they met our need requirements. 


Thanks to your generosity, last year we  also made a gift of $4000.00 to fund a Campbell County High School sophomore student to attend Middle College of Roane State University. They will receive a high school diploma and a Associate Degree in two (2) years.  These students have a history of continuing their education at a 4-year college.  We also made a gift of $1000.00 to TCAT – Tennessee College of Applied Technology.  We required the money be distributed based upon need for uniforms, books, tools, or medical instruments, as requested by students. 


At this  time our group is only committing to one $10,000 scholarship for 2021.  We do not want to over-extend our ability to meet our payment requirements for the full four (4) years.  If we are blessed to have considerable race support, as well as Deerfield 5k donation support, we will entertain funding additional programs as we did last year.


Our Deerfield 5K Scholarship group received 22 applications.  Susan Riedel, Mary Viltro and Brenda  Dossett met recently and selected this year's recipient - RYAN TERRY.  The scholarship recipient will be announced by the high school on May 11.


THE 2021 JULY 4TH RACE:  Due to Covid 19 virus concerns we will work closely with the Race Coordinator to  implement any special modifications to meet Covid 19 safety requirements.


All race participants must be registered in advance of July 2, 2021. No on-site registrations will occur the day of the race! If deemed necessary, the race gates will be open to avoid a shotgun/mass group start – i.e. allowing for a staggered start; no awards will be given at the end of the race – they will be mailed to recipients.  Post race water/snacks will be provided in a bag for pickup by participants at the finish of the race.


We are seeking sponsors willing to donate to this worthwhile cause.  All sponsors will be recognized on our website, at the event, as well as on the back of our official Firecracker 5K T-shirts. The categories are: $100.00 sparklers, $200 Bottle Rockets, $500.00 Mortars, $1,000 Grand Finale, and 1001.00 and greater Extravaganza level.  We can use your logo/artwork on the t-shirts if you email a PDF file to: prior to June 20th.  


Please visit our website at:


Please show your support of Campbell County Schools by making a donation to this worthy cause. We appreciate your support and look forward to a great summer. See you on July 4th ! 



Thank you! 


Your Firecracker 5k at Deerfield Committee:

Brenda Dossett, Logan Hickman, Terre Manning, Kathy Moran, Susan Riedel, Jennifer Selm, Mary Viltro, Marilyn Zobrist

Donate/Register Click DONATE or SPONSOR on our HOME page or mail donations to:


Jennifer Selm

117 Championship Way

LaFollette, TN    37766


Please contact us if you have any questions: 

Jennifer Selm at 513-543-4851

Brenda Dossett at 423-562-7847

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