Cocktails, Silent Auction & Film Festival

Join SRG for this annual fundraising event in Pottstown on May 6, 2021 as we honor outstanding supporters of Schuylkill River Greenways. The evening will include an OUTDOOR cocktail party, silent auction, and admission to the Paddling Film Festival as a Movie Drive-In

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This year’s Serving the Schuylkill Appreciation Night will take place outdoors at the Sunnybrook Ballroom. SRG is following the CDC and Sunnybrook Ballroom guidelines for capacity at this event space. Please click the link below for full COVID guidelines for this event. 


Two Events in One

Each Ticket Includes Admission to the Paddling Film Festival

SRG will recognize several deserving individuals and organizations with an awards ceremony for their support in our mission to connect people and communities to the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail. Festivities will take place outdoors and include a cocktail party with a COVID-compliant open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and silent auction.

This year's Serving the Schuylkill event includes admission to the Paddling Film Festival. The international adventure film tour presents the world’s best paddling films of the year. Your ticket gets you access to both events! The Serving Schuylkill Appreciation Night will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on May 6th, and the film festival will follow from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Sunnybrook as a movie drive-in. 

Ticket Options

If you would like to purchase a ticket or make a donation by check, please contact Alex Shandera at 484-945-0200 or email

More Event Details

In addition to the annual awards presentation, the Serving the Schuylkill Appreciation Night also includes a social cocktail hour where beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages are served, along with a variety of delectable hors d’oeuvres. Attendees have an opportunity to participate in a silent auction by bidding on various items and baskets.

Become a Sponsor

Help us continue to connect people and communities to the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail. For more information, contact Alex Shandera at 484-945-0200 or email 

Sponsorships must be received by Feb. 8, 2021 to be included on the event invitation. 


Your Sponsorship Helps Us:

  • Preserve & enhance the Schuylkill River, one of our region’s most vital resources
  • Build & maintain the Schuylkill River Trail
  • Educate and promote environmental awareness
  • Promote recreation
  • Promote tourism and river history
  • Support revitalization of river communities

2021 Serving the Schuylkill Award Recipients

Schuylkill River Greenways would like to give special recognition to the following individuals and organizations for being standout SRG supporters.

  • Government Partner Award: Schuylkill County Municipal Authority
  • Community Partner Award: First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown
  • Corporate Partner Award: The Vanguard Group Foundation
  • Influencer Award: Dann and Marilyn Eaton
  • Volunteer Award: Greg Marshall

“We at Schuylkill River Greenways appreciate each award recipient for their outstanding support of our mission which is to connect communities and people to the Schuylkill River Trail, Schuylkill River, and the entire heritage area.”

- Elaine Paul Schaefer, Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Executive Director

Thank You to Our 2021 Serving the Schuylkill Sponsors & Supporters

JUSTI GROUP, INC. * The Vanguard Group Foundation * Duane Morris * Barwis Construction * J.P. Mascaro * Wells, Hoffman, Holloway and Medvesky * The Aranda Group * Schuylkill County’s VISION * Rob Kuhlman * Barb Pollarine * The Swisher Studio

Thank You to Our Auction Donors

Bad Adventures Company LLC, Sea Philly Cruise, Take It Outdoors, Sea Philly, Mike and Mark Prevosnik, Grant’s Custom Woodworks, Manatawny Still Works Workhorse Brewing Co., Conshohocken Brewing Company, Sly Fox Brewing Co., Crowded Castle Brewing, Stony Run Winery, Schuylkill County Conservancy, Meritus Architectural Photography, Bartram’s Garden, Wendi Wheeler, Schuylkill River Greenways Board of Directors

2020 Serving the Schuylkill Award Recipients 

The 2020 awards took place as a pre-recorded video in combination with the 2020 Paddling Film Festival.

2019 Serving the Schuylkill Awards

2019 Serving the Schuylkill Award Recipients 

  • Political Leader: Pennsylvania
  • State Senator Dave Argall
  • Business/Organization Leader: Philadelphia Water Department
  • Municipal Leader: Royersford Borough
  • Regional Influencer: YouTube Personality Leo Sheng
  • Volunteer: Bill Reichert