Volunteers from Association Management Group (AMG), one of the Carolinas’ largest professional homeowner association managers representing more than 30,000 property owners, constructed a custom backyard playset on May 6 for four-year-old Antonio Culp of Rock Hill, SC, a pediatric cancer patient in treatment for ependymoma, a tumor that starts in the brain or spine.
ROCK HILL, S.C., May 13, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Volunteers from Association Management Group (AMG), one of the Carolinas’ largest professional homeowner association managers representing more than 30,000 property owners, constructed a custom backyard playset on May 6 for four-year-old Antonio Culp of Rock Hill, SC, a pediatric cancer patient in treatment for ependymoma, a tumor that starts in the brain or spine. Culp is the recipient of the free playset thanks to AMG and Roc Solid Foundation (RSF), a Virginia-based nonprofit that works with hospitals, organizations, and volunteers to Play It Forward and build hope for children and families fighting pediatric cancer. The team of 20 AMG staff worked from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. on Saturday with tools, instruction, and guidance from an RSF project leader to create the playscape, which featured swings, a tree house, a slide, and a climbing area. “I just want to thank all of you for everything,” said Printiss Crosby, Antonio’s mother. “Antonio’s always wanted a swing set, so it’s just a blessing that you came out and did this for him. Even though he’s battling this (cancer), he’s just a happy boy. I’m amazed.”
It takes a team effort to restore hope to young cancer patients, according to Roc Solid Foundation founder and chief play officer Eric Newman. “We are so grateful for the support of groups like AMG who partner with us to bring play to kids fighting cancer. We truly believe that play defeats cancer, because cancer will be the last thing on this family’s mind when they see their playset. In that moment, play has won.”
It was a warm May day of lifting and laughter, hammers and hugs, screwdrivers and smiles. But the best part was the expression on Antonio’s face when he saw his new playscape, complete with signed best wishes from each member of the AMG construction team, said Paul Mengert, AMG founder and CEO. “In our industry of managing community homeowner and condominium associations, helping one’s neighbor–’walking each other home’–is an important and uplifting responsibility. It’s satisfying and meaningful to help restore fun and play to the life of Antonio, a little boy going through cancer. We hope it brings him happiness, joy, and God’s blessing.” AMG President Dacy Cavicchia agreed. “Caring for our community is a key core value for us. We have a decades-old culture of giving back to the greater Charlotte area, both financially and as volunteers. According to Roc Solid foundation, sixteen thousand US children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Of course, therapy is important, but so is experiencing a happy, normal life. It was inspiring to spend the day creating a wonderful playspace this family can enjoy for years to come.”
For details on Roc Solid Foundation or to learn how you can Play It Forward for pediatric cancer patients, visit rocsolidfoundation.org.
To learn about AMG, visit amgworld.com.
About AMG: AMG is a professional community association management company dedicated to building effective community associations. AMG guides and assists executive boards to help protect the association’s interests, enhance the lives of community members and improve the property values in the community. With offices throughout the Carolinas in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, and Greenville and Aiken, SC, AMG is a knowledgeable partner in enforcing community governing documents with a proven set of processes and techniques, and supporting communities with a broad range of services which can be tailored to individual community needs. Association Management Group, Inc. is a locally Accredited Business by the BBB and is a nationally Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) by the Community Associations Institute. For more about AMG, visit http://www.amgworld.com.
Allison Herndon, AMG, 1 33670707880, firstname.lastname@example.org
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