FORT MILL --
Fundraising for PTOs usually includes selling gift wrap, boxes of cookies, or asking for donations to a “fun run,” but PTOs in Fort Mill now have new tools in their fundraising arsenal.
Last week, Leroy Springs & Co. donated $17,000 in vacations, memberships, camp fees and more to each of the district’s 13 Parent-Teacher Organizations.
“In these very tight times, we are proud of our longstanding partnership with Leroy Springs and all that it represents for Fort Mill Schools and the community,” said Fort Mill School Superintendent Chuck Epps. “Their contributions and support allow us to focus funds on our primary mission and provide opportunities we would not have enjoyed otherwise.”
The donations can be used by the PTOs for fundraising or recognition. Each school’s PTO received: a two-night stay at Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach; a three-month family membership to the recreation Complex on the Greenway; a week of summer camp for one child, age 6 to 14, at the Greenway’s Adventure Seekers camp; greens fees and cart for four at Fort Mill Golf Club; greens fees and cart for four at Springfield Golf Club; a one-hour horseback trail ride for two on the Greenway; a yearlong outdoor family membership to the Greenway; and four passes to the Greenway’s Fall Festival.
“We value our partnership with the Fort Mill School District, and contribute where we can to fulfill our mission of supporting the recreation and education needs of the community,” said Leroy Springs & Co. President Tim Patterson. “Everyone recognizes that the quality of our schools is one of our areas strengths. We’re glad to support that effort and play our small part.”
Leroy Springs & Co. is a nonprofit company that supports recreation in Fort Mill as well as Chester and Lancaster counties. It oversees the Anne Springs Close Greenway and Recreation Complex on the Greenway in Fort Mill as well as Springmaid Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Springmaid Beach.