"We knew they would do a wonderful job of developing Red Rock Country Club on this beautiful land in western Summerlin."A portion of the Sunrise Colony funds go directly to elementary school-aged students, mostly from at-risk schools, according to Jay Bartos, president of the Friends of Red Rock and manager of KNPR public radio's Radio Reading Service for the Visually Impaired.
"We provide the money to pay for the buses to take kids to Red Rock Canyon.Since a lot of educational materials are provided to them, the Friends of Red Rock
also underwrites the cost to keep the program affordable to teachers," Bartos
Training sessions are being held every Tuesday in February at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor's Center for teachers and other volunteers who help lead the field trips.
The money donated by Sunrise Colony Company
is certainly helping us accomplish this," said Bartos
."It gives the Friends of Red Rock
a strong financial base to build on."Five nationally renowned architectural firms designed Red Rock Country Club
's five collections of one- and two-story homes.Eventually, 1,100 homes, ranging from 2,100 to 8,000 square feet, will be built along two Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship golf courses.The 738-acre guard-gated community has many amenities, including an 8,000 square foot Sports Club, an Aquatic Center
with four pools, and a tennis center with nine hard-surface courts, including a stadium court for exhibitions.A 44,000-square-foot Main Clubhouse will soon be built.Home prices range from the low-$300,000s to over $1 million.
...Chris Nevins, right, Red Rock Country Club project manager, looks on while Bureau of Land Management ranger Cathy August, left, and Friends of Red Rock president Jay Bartos, explain the geology of the area to Halle Hewetson students Jesse Lopez, 9, Jesus Lugo, 9, and Salma Flores Boucher, 10.