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5th Annual Golf-a-thon Raises Over $18,000

This years Make an Impact Golf-a-thon was our most successful event to date.  With the help of our golfers, sponsors and supporters we were able to raise over $18,000 which will help make an impact in the lives of local children in need. This type of event is different than most golf tournaments as our golfers used their network of friends and family to help support them in this event.  Each golfer tried to raise the most amount of money to support the number of holes they were able to play in one day.  The goal for each golfer was to play 100 holes and raise money per hole. Our friends at Randy Marion GMC even provided a brand-new SUV as a hole in one prize, that unfortunately none of our golfers were able to win.  A special thank you to our sponsors and the folks at River Run Country [...]

2021-09-30T11:10:48-04:00September 30th, 2021|

New Playground Coming…Design Unveiled Today

Today, September 22nd we along with our amazing partners unveiled an amazing playground design for our friends at Walsh Park in Mobile, Alabama.  We love helping to put playgrounds in areas where they are needed the most. Thank you to the amazing project supporters and Councilman CJ Small District 3 for coming out to unveil this awesome design. Thanks to United Way of Southwest Alabama, FOX10 News, Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, Shoe Station, Inc., EcoSouth Services, Palmer's Toyota Superstore, Palmer's Airport Hyundai for helping us make this happen for this amazing community!

2021-09-22T16:59:12-04:00September 22nd, 2021|

Let Hope Shine-honoring children affected by cancer!

Join us October 12th, for the inaugural Let Hope Shine event. We are presenting the Make an Impact Kids Zone at this years event co-hosted by the Martin Truex Jr Foundation and the Dale Jr. Foundation.  This will be a special evening honoring, remembering and celebrating the lives of children and families affected by cancer. Join us for this free community event, allow the kids the play in the kids zone and stay for the luminary lighting ceremony.  You can buy a luminary in honor or remembrance of a child affected by cancer.  Event t-shirts available as well.  To purchase either click here. Let Hope Shine October 12th, 6pm - 8pm Cornelius Road Park - Mooresville, NC

2021-09-22T16:52:37-04:00September 22nd, 2021|

5th Annual Make an Impact Golf-a-thon Teeing Off Soon!

                      We are so excited to partner with River Run Country Club again for the Make an Impact Golf-a-thon Presented by Novant Health.  This year's event is August 30th and our fifth time doing a not so typical golf event.  We bring  members of the community together to see how many holes of golf they can play, while raising funds to impact the lives of local children.  We host this golf event similar to a walk or run a thon where golfers go out to their friends and neighbors and raise pledges per hole then try to play as many holes as possible, in turn raising as much money as possible.  Our goal this year is to raise $35,000 which will go a long way in helping children in North Carolina in need.  For more information visit our event site.

2021-09-30T11:12:58-04:00August 4th, 2021|

Make an Impact Foundation and Partners Unveil #LVKidsPlay Playground in Gary Reese Freedom Park

Today we at the Make an Impact Foundation (MAIF), along with the Gene Haas Foundation, Home Depot Foundation, Barclays and other sponsors unveiled the new playground design for our next #KidsPlay playground, this time in Las Vegas. This playground is in partnership with KVVU Fox 5 and the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE is in Gary Reese Freedom Park. The park will feature play equipment from Miracle Recreation, a pioneer in manufacturing thrilling playgrounds for nearly a century. The new playground will feature classic equipment such as swings and slides, and innovative elements like sensory play panels, fitness climbers, as well as a custom helmet climber with a tranquil space underneath. MAIF partners with organizations to create places where all kids have equal opportunity and ability to play freely without barriers. The #LVKidsPlay build is no different; to make this exciting new play space a reality, we partnered with [...]

2021-06-23T18:03:47-04:00May 27th, 2021|

Gene Haas Foundation Helps #KidsPlayProject as part of SuperBuild in Las Vegas

The Gene Haas Foundation is all about supporting the needs of local communities.  What better community to support than a community near the future headquarters of Haas Automation?  Gene Haas Foundation supported the #LVKidsPlay Playground Project, a partnership between Fox 5 Las Vegas Super Build and the Make an Impact Foundation.  With the help of amazing sponsors and the community, children and families will have a brand-new playground with something for all ages at Gary Reese Park in Las Vegas.  The Make an Impact Foundation cannot thank the Gene Haas Foundation enough for their support and partnership.  See more about the build below. Gene Haas Foundation Playground Clip

2021-06-23T18:45:00-04:00May 27th, 2021|

Strengthening Children…One Playground at a Time

There are many valid reasons to build a playground especially in today’s times.  Let us give you just two reasons:   1) to give children of all races, creeds, and colors a safe place to play together and 2) to build community through education and inclusion instead of tearing them down with barriers and restrictions.  This playground could become a place of healing and remembrance. A safe place to play is pretty self-explanatory but facts and studies show children (pre-COVID) spent 7 hours plus per day in front of a screen.  But only 5% of children age 6-17 got 60 minutes of play a day, which is the federally recommended amount of exercise per day a child should get.  Add to that doctors and psychologists alike, say children need free play to strengthen their physical, mental, and emotional capacities.  A playground provides a solution to these problems, giving children somewhere to [...]

2021-04-21T14:46:27-04:00April 21st, 2021|
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