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.