FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Derek Harms
Date: September 21, 2021
Phone: (217) 544-1751 ext. 1000
SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT RECEIVES $1,000,000 DONATION FROM THE BETTY SMITH ESTATE
[Springfield, IL] – The Springfield Park District is the proud recipient of a generous $1 Million gift from the Betty Smith Estate. This significant donation will be used to construct a pump track at Comer Cox Park, programming at the park, as well as ongoing operational costs.
“We understand the beauty, fun, and sense of community that our parks and recreation bring to Springfield. The Smith Family is pleased to be part of this to benefit the entire community through the Springfield Park District.” States Dale Smith.
“Thanks to this generous contribution from the Betty Smith Estate, the Springfield Park District will be able to provide a unique and accessible recreational opportunity for everyone to enjoy. We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift from the Smith Family, and we look forward to cutting the ribbon on this new feature.” states Leslie Sgro, President of the Springfield Park District Board of Trustees.
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