Lexington-Richland School District Five is encouraging senior citizens to be involved and active in district-sponsored events and activities for the upcoming school year.

District Five is again offering Golden Passes to residents who will be 60-years-old or older during the 2017-2018 school year. The permanent photo identification card provides free admission into most athletic and cultural arts events in District Five, excluding playoff games. Last year, more than 150 individuals were issued District Five Golden Passes.

“The Golden Pass program is a great way to bring community members of all ages together and to say thank you to our senior community for volunteering and supporting our schools,” District Five Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner said. “Our students love having community members attend school events and activities, and I hope that we have lots of participation this year.”

As part of a new initiative to the Golden Pass, District Five has partnered this year with Greenville County Schools for its reciprocal program. For specified away athletic events, District Five Golden Pass recipients will be given free admission.

Passes will be issued August 24 between 1 pm and 4 pm and August 25 between 9 am and 12 pm at the district administration building at 1020 Dutch Fork Road in Irmo. Golden Passes are lifetime passes and do not need to be renewed.

For more information, contact the district’s Communications Office at 476-8118.