The Carolina Panthers and Lowe’s, in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, unveiled the new Carolina Panthers Play60 Challenge Course at a Charlotte park Monday, ahead of the Play60’s tenth anniversary. The NFL’s Play 60 initiative encourages kids to get 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
The course includes a wide variety of fun and challenging obstacles designed to develop agility, balance and coordination for both children and adults. An automated timing device allows kids and parents to time themselves through the course. In addition, a 40-yard dash with automated timing device adjoins the Challenge Course.
More than forty Lowe’s Heroes volunteers from Charlotte area stores and the corporate office helped build the Play 60 Challenge Course in a day of service. Work included assembling and installing equipment, pouring concrete and landscaping. Lowe’s vendor partner, Sakrete, also provided volunteers and 27,000 pounds of concrete for the course.
Watch the video above to see how members from two Charlotte-area Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs celebrated the event alongside Sir Purr, the TopCats and Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.