Officials are excited to announce that an anonymous donor has the Nacogdoches community near the finish line of their fundraising efforts for Splash Kingdom- Nacogdoches.
The total investment for the facility is $8,000,000, with Kingdom Perspectives, LLC leveraging $5,700,000. The City is currently raising private funds for a contribution of $2,300,000 of which $1,725,000 has been raised to date.
“The anonymous donor has pledged up to $300,000 in a dollar for dollar match to help us reach our goal,” said Committee Chair Judy McDonald. If donors donate $5,000, the donor will match that donation for a $10,000 contribution. “No contribution is too big or too small at this point,” said McDonald. City officials hope to raise the remaining $575,000 or $287,500 no later than July 2014, so that construction can begin in the fall.
Community support for this project is picking up, with over 1600 fans on the “Future Home of Splash Kingdom” location page on facebook. The proposed facility is expected to generate $225,000 in new salaries, and bring in approximately 40,000 visitors from outside of Nacogdoches per season. Those who are interested in finding out more information on the public-private partnership can visit www.nacwaterworks.com for all of the details. Donations are tax deductible and a pledge form can also be found online. You can also follow us on facebook @Nacwaterworks.