Markayela Johnson

(Rock Hill, S.C.) — A trampoline park in Rock Hill is becoming a popular destination for Winthrop University students, with a number of organizations using the venue to host fundraisers and other events.

For example, the student group Plain Jane recently hosted an event at Adventure Air Sports, a state-of-the-art trampoline park, located on Cherry Road.

The group’s mission is to “uplift women and encourage them to embrace their individuality, confidence, power and unity,” according the Winthrop website.

“We were asked by management if we were willing to be the first Winthrop organization to host a spirit night with them and we agreed,” said Samantha Wright, social media coordinator for Plain Jane.

Wright said the event was successful for both the organization and the park, because Adventure Air Sports allows groups raising money to keep a portion of the receipts from their event.

“We love school groups, we have athletic groups, we have community givebacks, so they can set up an event with us. We like to get the PTAs and the student groups in here, all of the non-profits and give them 20 percent back,” said Adoree Deluca, general manager of Adventure Air Sports.

“They just have to set up a table. I like to call it a do nothing fundraiser,” said Deluca. “You just come in and collect the receipts and then the people have a good time and we’re giving back to the community.”

She said the park is booked with fundraisers for the next few months.

Other Winthrop groups, including A.Bevy@Winthrop and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, have also hosted spirit nights and lock-ins at the venue.

Deluca said the park offers a variety of activities, which are likely a draw for students.

“We have the largest ninja warrior course in North and South Carolina, we have dodgeball and tumbling,” Deluca said.

“We’re not your traditional trampoline park, we’re an air sports park, so it’s a zip line without a harness, it’s a rock wall without a harness. When you fall you fall into a foam pit.”

However, all participants are required to sign an electronic waiver before they use the park, which many Winthrop students see as a place to have fun, bond with friends and raise money.