Clemson University in South Carolina received a $2.4 million gift from the parents of a Clemson senior for the university's student recreation areas and programs.
Clemson's recreation area in Oconee County (SC) will be named the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center after its donors, David and Lynette Snow of Darien, CT. It is the largest gift to the university from parents who are not Clemson alumni.
"With their generous gift, we can develop facilities, programs and services that will transform the recreation, leisure and wellness aspect of student and community life," Clemson University President James P. Clements said in a statement.
Clemson University owns 20,000 acres to the north and south of its main campus and has access to nearby Hartwell Lake.
The Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center "will provide an active learning environment for experiential education, environmental awareness programs, recreational skills and life skills in leadership, community development and employment," according to the university.
Clemson's main on-campus fitness building is 175,000-square-foot Fike Recreation Center, which includes an eight-lane lap pool and a 30-foot-high climbing wall.