Carolina Panthers Charities, the charitable arm of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, announced a $200,000 grant to support Rock Hill’s Miracle Park Tuesday (June 8). And Nicole Tepper announced an additional $500,000 from the Tepper Foundation!
Miracle Park, set to open its first phase this summer, is an inclusive place in Rock Hill where people with all different abilities can participate in a full-range of sports.
The gift announcement was made at the park by Riley Fields and Nicole Tepper at a gathering of local officials, major donors and future users of the facility.
“This major commitment from the Panthers is a significant boost to making the Miracle Park dream come true. Dave and Nicole Tepper’s interest in our area is shown time and time again,” said David Williams, president of Williams & Fudge in Rock Hill and a member of the Miracle Park leadership team.
Billionaire Panther’s owner David Tepper and his wife Nicole have donated $500,000 to Miracle Park. Miracle Park is a park for people of all abilities located in Rock Hill, SC. In addition to their personal donation, another $200,000 is being donated from Carolina Panthers Charities.
The park will be the first of its kind in the country. The 15-acre park will be located at 1005 Eden Terrace across from the Winthrop Coliseum. The park will consist of two “miracle fields” and a standard athletic field. The park will also have a state-of-the-art inclusive playground, multipurpose fields, and retail building.
NFL Network: Panthers, Tepper family donate $700k to help finish recreational facility for those with special needs
The Carolina Panthers and Tepper family donated a combined $700k to Miracle Park to help finish a recreational facility for those with special needs.
ROCK HILL, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers announced a donation to Rock Hill’s Miracle Park Tuesday as the facility prepares to break ground on a 15-acre park.
Miracle Park is an inclusive place in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where people with all different abilities can compete in a full range of sports. The park is set to open its first phase this summer. Nicole Tepper, wife of Panthers owner David Tepper, was at Tuesday’s announcement, along with other Panthers organization representatives and Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys.
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: ‘A new gold standard’: The Panthers, Tepper family put Miracle Park a big step closer
The Carolina Panthers and Tepper family joined a team of miracle-makers Tuesday, with a combined donation of $700,000 for a new Rock Hill park where everyone can play.
Nicole Tepper announced she and husband David, with their foundation, will donate $500,000 to Miracle Park. That announcement came moments after a similar one from Carolina Panthers Charities and the NFL Foundation, for $200,000.
“It is creating a new gold standard for adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation,” Nicole Tepper said of Miracle Park. “It’s a perfect example of forward thinking and vision that makes this community so special.”
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ROCK HILL — A year ago, Nicole Tepper came to see a field of red clay, heard about the vision for the land, and cried.
Tuesday, as she arrived to see it full of colorful playground equipment, and what will soon be green fields of play, she cried again.
That’s what made Tuesday’s donation an easy decision, and a meaningful one.
Carolina Panthers Charities made a $200,000 donation to Miracle Park, and Dave and Nicole Tepper followed with another $500,000, to help finish the state-of-the-art and inclusive recreational facility for those with special needs.
“About a year ago, I met Riley Fields (the Panthers’ director of community relations) at this exact location, and it was all dirt,” Nicole Tepper said. “And they presented this vision of Miracle Park. I couldn’t really see it, but I knew the concept was incredible.
ROCK HILL S.C. (CN2 News) – A grand total of $700,000 for the development of Miracle Park thanks to the Carolina Panthers and the Nicole and David Tepper Foundation. Miracle Park Team member Alice Davis shares her reaction to the nearly three-quarters of a million dollar donation.
“I’m speechless” Davis says. “It’s just so exciting. The Tepper’s are amazing and we are so excited to have them be a part of our community and York County and the greater community. We’re just so blessed.”
Both Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys and Representative Ralph Norman shared about the impact this park will make on the community.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The Carolina Panthers along with Nicole and David Tepper made a big donation to the Miracle Park in Rock Hill on Tuesday.
Panthers Charities donated $200,000 toward the construction of the Miracle Park, but Nicole and David Tepper showed up with a surprise of their own.
“Today we’re pleased to provide a gift of $500,000 to Miracle Park,” Nicole announced.
Mayor John Gettys & Kylie Carroll discuss Rock Hill’s exciting new Miracle Park.
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Betty Joe discusses the development of Miracle Park in Rock Hill, SC.
The latest on the creation of Rock Hill’s Miracle Park, a park that is currently under construction across from Winthrop Lake so that people with all abilities can have access to recreation equipment and participate in sports.
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Dubbed the most inclusive public project in the city’s history, Miracle Park will feature two softball/baseball fields, a fishing pond, and other recreational sites between Cherry Road and Eden Terrace.
McMaster called the project “a beacon of how strong and great the people of South Carolina are” during his speech at the site Wednesday.
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Developers said Miracle Park promises to bring the joys of recreation to those who might need it most—South Carolinians with mobility challenges, developmental disabilities, and other special needs. The park, when completely built out, will include two Miracle fields, two multi-purpose fields, a special needs playground, and a café that will employ people with disabilities.
Miracle Park, a project designed for special needs children and adults with disabilities, received a $600 donation from Knights of Columbus Council 6756 to help their endeavors. The park, the first of its kind in South Carolina, will feature two multi-purpose fields, a playground, and retail space. Groundbreaking is expected to take place in the fall with an anticipated opening in the Spring of 2020.
Fundraising for the project’s first phase began in the spring and the Knights were quick to respond.
“We have a number of charitable projects that we support,” said Ray Howard, Grand Knight. Miracle Park is one that resonated with the group and its connections to Special Olympics.
Mayor John Gettys, city staff and representatives of the York County Disabilities Foundation met at Winthrop University Friday to sign the lease for Miracle Park, a park designed for people with disabilities.
The land for the park is leased from the city of Rock Hill and Winthrop University, The Herald previously reported.
The park, between Cherry Road and Eden Terrace, will include two baseball fields designed for people of all abilities, multi-purpose fields and an inclusive playground, The Herald previously reported.
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The official groundbreaking was held for the all-inclusive public facility which city leaders say will be the first of its kind in the nation.
“The legacy that comes from the effort that we see here today– the smiles on faces for families in Rock Hill and around this entire community– what a difference it makes,” said South Carolina Majority Leader Gary Simrill who represents York County.
Miracle park is a 15-acre, $8 million facility that has been more than two years in the making. Wednesday’s groundbreaking brought together the York County Disabilities Foundation, which is the nonprofit behind the park, Governor Henry McMaster, US representative Ralph Norman, SC Representative and Majority Leader Gary Simrill, Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys, leaders from Winthrop University and many others who have been working together to make the project happen.
Miracle Park will be a unique place for athletes of all ages and abilities.
Josh Myers, 31, is a world gold medalist weightlifter in the Special Olympics.
On Wednesday, he stood with hundreds of others outside the Winthrop Coliseum, to help break ground on something he never imagined as a kid.
“I’m so excited for the opportunity for all kids,” Myers told the crowd, which included the state’s governor, a congressman and other dignitaries.
Patti Myers is Josh’s mother. She’s watched him grow up competing in Special Olympics and in the World Games last year. She’s also a special education teacher in Clover.
“We cannot wait for Miracle Park to be open,” she said. “This is a great opportunity for Rock Hill.”
The non-profit organization Junior Welfare League of York County needs volunteers for our 5K/8K Gobble Wobble Race benefitting Miracle Park Rock Hill, SC on Saturday, November 17th.
YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) – Members of the York County Board of Disabilities Foundation announced Tuesday they have raised roughly half of the needed funds to construct what’s being called a “Miracle Park.”
Board members Warren Norman and David Williams started with the idea of building a Miracle Field in Rock Hill. A miracle field is a baseball field designed specifically for people with special needs. Then they took their idea a step further.
“There’s nothing like this, even close, in the United States,” Norman said.
The park, that’s being built at Winthrop Park off of Cherry Road, will include two Miracle Fields, two multi-purpose fields, a special needs playground, and a café that will employ people with disabilities.
A new league has formed in Rock Hill.
Leaders from Winthrop University and the city of Rock Hill have teamed up with a York County foundation to build a new sports park for athletes who often can’t join a sports team: children and adults with disabilities.
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A new ‘world-class’ $6 million sports park is about to be built in the heart of Rock Hill.
Miracle Park will be the first of its kind for the Charlotte region – a park and sports facility specifically designed and built for children and adults with disabilities.
WBTV – ‘Miracle Park’ to be built in Rock Hill will be designed specifically for people with special needs
A non-profit organization in York County is trying to build a one of a kind outdoor park designed specifically with people with disabilities in mind.
The so-called Miracle Park is a dream of the York County Disabilities Foundation. Last week, the foundation presented the idea to Rock Hill’s City Council, pushing the project forward.
It was announced at ‘Savor the Flavor’ last night that Rock Hill would be building, ‘Miracle Park,’ a park for those who have disabilities.