United Way
of Greater High POint

815 Phillips Avenue

High Point, NC  27262

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A New KaBOOM! Multi-sport Court Coming Soon!

The High Point Parks & Recreation Department, High Point LEAP and United Way of Greater High Point are partnering together to transform the current basketball court area at the Southside Recreation Center into a new KaBOOM! Multi-sport Court for the children in the Southside neighborhood!  This is made possible with the support of the Newell Brands Charitable Foundation.

Play Matters for All Kids

We know that play matters for all children regardless of where you live. Children need the childhood they deserve with a safe place to play outdoors. Play reduces toxic stress for kids. KaBOOM! Sports Courts help address a lack of play opportunities for older youth that no longer play on playgrounds. Sports courts provide a wide variety of different sports options— such as basketball, hockey, volleyball and tennis— all available at the same location and on the same surface.

Recently, we partnered with High Point LEAP and the High Point Parks & Recreation Department to submit a grant application to KaBOOM! for this project. On October 12, 2019, we were announced as the winners of a grant funded by the Newell Brands Charitable Foundation! 

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.  

The Newell Brands Charitable Foundation is committed to making life better for people where they live, learn, work and play.  The Foundation supports eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that reflect Newell Brands’ values and align with the causes that are important to and inspire the Newell Brands employees.  These include: Child Safety and Development, Education, Hunger, Outdoor Play and the Environment, Disaster Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding, Diversity and Inclusion.

Thanks to The Newell Brands Charitable Foundation and KaBOOM!, we have the major backing for this awesome project. 

But there are still ways for you to help!

Here’s How You Can Get Involved

United Way of Greater High Point and High Point LEAP are serving as community partners to recruit volunteers for Build Day and are seeking community investments to provide and construct additional activities that will live adjacent to The Newell Brands Charitable Foundation-sponsored Multi-Sport Court.

 

The High Point Parks & Recreation Department will manage and maintain the Multi-sport Court after the initial construction.

Donations

We need your investment for youth to have additional KaBOOM! sports activities in their community. We are seeking 7-8 community investors for this project to provide a donation of $5,000 or more to help create these activities that will live adjacent to the main KaBOOM! Multi-sport Court.

 

We are processing all donations through United Way of Greater High Point. You can make your donation payable to United Way of Greater High Point, add a note to indicate it is for the KaBOOM! Southside Sports Court and mail to 815 Phillips Avenue, High Point NC 27262 - or to donate online, click here.

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Your company will be recognized on banners and in announcements for the event. 

Volunteers

A Community Build Day is scheduled for December 11, 2019 with the encouraged involvement of civic groups, community leaders, businesses and youth volunteering to help build the court and adjacent activities, along with representatives from KaBOOM!  Approximately 115 volunteers are needed for our Community Build Day. 

 

To volunteer for the day or for part of the day, please register here by December 2, 2019.

For more information, please contact:

How Can I Help?