A brick fundraiser has been launched to help raise money for the construction of a park at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina.
“Fewer and fewer kids are growing up to become pilots, so as pilots retire, new talent isn’t available to take their place,” said Joe Frasher, Airport Director at GMU. “This is a huge problem for the aviation industry and is one of the reasons that we would love to provide a place for our Upstate youth to enjoy and learn about aviation,” stated Frasher.
All donations are tax deductible and all donation amounts are welcome, according to the airport’s spokeswoman Lara Kaufmann.
If you donate over $100 you can “buy” a brick with your own message. The brick will be used in the park’s construction so that, in the years to come, you will be able to bring your children and grandchildren to the park to see your name, their names or your message as a permanent legacy of Greenville’s airport park. Bricks can be used to commemorate special occasions, as a holiday gift or to honor or remember a special loved one.
“There are many levels of donations and the largest donor may get to even name the park!,” Kaufmann added.
The park site has a great view of airport activity and is located next to the Runway Cafe. After landing at GMU, request taxi instructions to the restaurant on the southwest apron.
For more information: GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com/Park.html