Lexington-Richland School District Five issued Golden Passes to more than 300 residents during a two-day sign-up event in August.

The permanent photo identification card for residents that are 60 years and older provides free admission into most athletic and cultural arts events in School District Five, excluding playoff games. District officials say the passes help encourage older community members to be involved and active in district-sponsored events and activities.

“The Golden Passes are our way to say thank you to our senior community, many of whom volunteer in our schools each year,” Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton said. “It is also a great way to bring community members of all ages together in support of our students and schools. We are so grateful for all of those who applied for Golden Passes this year.”

School District Five has offered its Golden Pass program for more than two decades. Golden Passes are lifetime passes and do not need to be renewed.

Eligible residents who were not able to attend the August sign-up event may pick up a temporary pass for the 2019-2020 school year by visiting the District Office at 1020 Dutch Fork Road in Irmo.