Sunday, May 3, 2015

Adventure Aquarium donates to future Kroc Community Center in Camden

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden's Cramer Hill neighborhood on Thursday received a $25,000 donation from Adventure Aquarium, of which $15,000 will go toward a fish exhibit featuring marine creatures from around the world.

Adventure Aquarium donates to future Kroc Community Center in Camden

In addition to the water slides and other amenities the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden's Cramer Hill neighborhood will have once completed next year, visitors will also enjoy an exotic fish exhibit.

The community center on Thursday received a $25,000 donation from Adventure Aquarium, of which $15,000 will go toward a 7' by 4' fish exhibit featuring marine creatures from around the world. The other $10,000 will go toward the  Building Hope and Changing Lives campaign, which is the main fund for the $90 million project, slated to be completed next year. 

The 120,000 square-foot facility is expected to create 160 new jobs and will feature a fitness center, an eight-lane competition pool and water park, a chapel, a black box theater and dance studio. It also features indoor and outdoor basketball courts and ball fields.

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