Unity Park has received its first major donation.
Synnex Corp., along with its Concentrix subsidiary and its fundraising initiative Synnex Share the Magic, announced Monday a $250,000 contribution toward construction of a playground to be named the Synnex Share the Magic Playground.
The playground, to be built at the center of the 60-acre park, is expected to be among the most popular areas of the park.
Groundbreaking for the $40 million park, which will receive half of its funding from the city of Greenville and the other half from private sources such as corporations, individuals, and private foundations, is expected in 2019.
Since its inception in 2011, the annual Synnex Share the Magic fundraising initiative has raised more than $8.5 million for Make-A-Wish South Carolina, Clement’s Kindness, Pendleton Place, and A Child’s Haven to fund programs that give Upstate children and their families the tools and resources they need to build better lives. Peter Larocque, president of North American Technology Solutions for Synnex, founded Synnex Share the Magic.
“With the opening of Unity Park coinciding with the 10-year anniversary of Synnex Share the Magic in 2021, this playground represents a way to acknowledge the meaningful impact these four organizations have had on our community,” said Bob Stegner, Synnex senior vice president marketing, North America. “This playground is dedicated to the tremendous work of these groups as well as the hundreds of associates of Synnex and Concentrix who generously give their time and resources to help children.”
The Synnex Share the Magic Playground will be designed with the input of childhood development experts and safety consultants. The playground is meant to evoke a child’s view of the archetypical Upstate landscape complete with forests, meadows, mountains, and streams, according to a press release.
For more information about Unity Park, go to UnityParkGreenville.com.