Thursday, March 15, 2012

Credit union league to build Levine rooftop playground

Credit union organizations announced Thursday that they will join the Democratic National Convention committee to build a rooftop playground at the Levine Children's Hospital.

Led by the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, the 12th-floor roof will be turned into a space with a deck and pavilion and outdoor play equipment and have a light and color "bubble wall."

“An opportunity like this is a perfect example of why we worked to bring the convention to the city of Charlotte," Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said in a statement. After all the crowds are gone, projects like this and the impacts they have on Charlotte’s families, will define the legacies that the convention will leave.”

The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation will lead the $300,000 fundraising push. The N.C. Credit Union League, S.C. Credit Union League, Washington publication National Journal and several other organizations are sponsors.

Construction will begin this spring. The ribbon cutting will be the week of the convention, beginning Sept. 3.