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Building Dreams: 2021 Charlotte Playground Build

On Friday, October 22, nearly 140 volunteers came together to deliver the gift of a brand new playground at Sterling Elementary School as part of the 17th Charlotte Playground Build.


A safe, fun school playground can cost over $80,000. Which is why United Way of Central Carolinas united volunteers from 13 different sponsoring companies to help build a dream playground for over 700 students at Sterling, located just west of South Blvd. in Pineville.


In addition to installing the new playground equipment, volunteers also:


  • Put down 100 cubic yards of playground mulch
  • Built eight picnic tables and five planter benches
  • Created three decorative rock gardens
  • Re-painted a jogging track and blacktop games in the bus parking lot
  • Cleaned up other areas around campus


We are incredibly thankful to our volunteers for all their hard work!

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Special shout out to this year’s sponsors:


  • Atrium Health
  • Budd Group
  • Charlotte Center City Partners
  • Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
  • First Horizon Bank Foundation
  • First National Bank
  • Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Lowe’s
  • Messer Construction
  • Novant Health
  • Pineville Neighbors Place
  • Rodgers Builders
  • Salesforce



If you or your team is interested in being part of a future playground build, contact Bob Young at