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Whether it's building the Palmetto Trail, preserving an American Revolutionary War Battlefield, or publishing a new book, we couldn't do it without PARTNERS. A huge Thank You to the many companies that have helped sponsor our projects. Recent sponsors include:


Blue Cross

As a leader in the Healthy South Carolina movement, BCBS has committed $100,000 to begin an endowment fund for the Palmetto Trail. The endowment fund will be used to pay for maintenance and enhancements on existing passages. Currently there are 275 miles open and awaiting exploration.

Palmetto Health

To help fight the growing obesity problem in America, Palmetto Health is the founding sponsor of our Jr. Trailblazers program.  5th graders at various schools in Richland 1 are taught a 4-week curriculum by PCF staffer Kari Fox that culminates in a hike on the Palmetto Trail. We hope to develop and encourage in children a life long interest in hiking and the out-of-doors.


Advance America is the sponsor of our newest trail bridge, a 65 ft. fiberglass truss bridge over Fairforest Creek in the Croft Passage of the Palmetto Trail. Recognizing the historic significance of Croft and its scenic beauty, Advance America is proud to be a part of its protection and to offer unique opportunities for outdoor recreation to the public.

Santee Cooper has been our oldest partner.  The first passage of the Palmetto Trail was the 26-mile segment around Lake Moultrie, opened in 1996.  Since then Santee Cooper has facilitated the 33-mile Lake Marion Passage, sponsored the publishing of two editions of the Palmetto Trail Low Country Guide, and in 2008, provided funding to start up our first outdoor centers at High Hills and Hell Hole.




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