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Charlotte Playground Build

APRIL 24, 2020 | Sterling Elementary School

United Way is bringing together companies across our community to build a new playground for Sterling Elementary School as part of the annual Charlotte Playground Build.

Join us in Building Dreams

A safe, fun school playground can cost over $80,000. We invite you to be part of the 2020 Charlotte Playground Build by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $15,000 and offer the opportunity for your team members to volunteer to construct the new playground on April 24, 2020.

When you and your co-workers volunteer to construct a playground, you’ll find yourselves inspired and fulfilled by the immediate results of your efforts. Plus, you will discover it’s the perfect way to build teamwork and a creative sense of play within your company!

Be A Sponsor

Become a Playground Build sponsor by contacting Bob Young at 704-371-6276 or byoung@uwcentralcarolinas.org.

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Past Playground Builds

2003: Progress Park

2004: Idlewild Elementary School

2005: Thomasboro Elementary School

2006: Reid Park Elementary School

2007: Piney Grove Elementary School

2008: Devonshire Elementary School

2009: Bruns Avenue Elementary School

2010: Pawtuckett Elementary School

2011: Winding Springs Elementary School

2012: Paw Creek Elementary School

2013: Hidden Valley Elementary School

2014: Shamrock Gardens Elementary School

2015: Highland Renaissance Academy

2016: Blythe Elementary School

2017: J.H. Gunn Elementary

2019: Barringer Academic Center


In 2019, hundreds of volunteers were not deterred by the gray clouds and rain showers from showing up to build a student-designed playground in one day at Barringer Academic Center in west Charlotte.


See photos from 2019 Playground Build