45
45
13

Field repair for Marie Davis middle Rugby Youth

$3,448 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 4 months
35050786_1543848658211706_r.jpeg35050786_1543848674529154_r.jpeg35050786_1543848699898337_r.jpeg35050786_1543848716583001_r.jpeg
One of the worst sights for anyone who has a passion for sports is coming across the forgotten remains of any athletic field. Add to that, dozens of young middle school students who are dodging sink holes, broken fencing and trash in order to enjoy a sport we take for granted, and we have a serious problem. 

A little back story: It was the end of September and the Charlotte Royals were poised to hold our annual rugby tournament. At the last minunte, due to weather concerns, we lost the reservation for our pitch. Panicked, we hit the phones and we were turned down by everyone we could reach. That is until we made contact with a representative of one of the youth programs here in Charlotte. His solution was an abandoned and severely neglected field behind Marie G Davis middle school. Without hesitation we accepted his offer, mowed and striped the pitch and held a fantastic tournament! 

Everyone that attended that day expressed their appreciation for the last minute assistance with the field. We all wished we could do something to bring the abandoned field back to life. Over the next few weeks we learned of the struggles that the kids who still practice there are exposed to daily. They have to avoid the massive sinkhole near the touch line and fight through over grown vines and weeds that have taken control of almost everything around the perimeter. There is noeffective lighting so the kids practice in dim lighting conditions under the best of circumstances. The handicap ramp to the field is impassable. We learned that there just aren’t any funds that can be spent on repairs, as every dollar the school gets goes towards education. 

No child should have to be exposed to such unsafe conditions, so we have teamed up with the athletic department at Marie G Davis Middle School to do something about it. We want to give these kids a solid place to play a sport that has means the world to us all. The Charlotte Royals are committed to supporting a long term goal of keeping this field save and available to the kids. We plan on investing a lot of sweat-equity from the team and other volunteers, but financially we will need a more broader approach. We need the financial support of the community as well. 100% of the funds we raise will be used by the team to repair the field and any remaining monies shall be donated to the school’s athletic program to ensure that rugby continues. These kids mostly come from an area of the city that is economically disadvantaged and are hoping to level the playing field just a little more. 

What we are going to accomplish:
Install lighting for the field.
Remove all of the over grown vegetation. 
Remove or repair all the broken chain link fencing.
Fix and cover the large sinkhole.
Purchase and install two sets of bleachers.
Install trash cans.
Install a new score board.
Clean and paint the retaining wall with school colors. 
Clean and reopen the handicap accessible ramp. 
Make the old track safe to walk on.
Install a wooden viewing platform. 

It is an ambitious goal, but that’s what rugby is all about. Set a high goal and reach it. 

Please reach out to the Charlotte Royals Rugby Club for questions: RoyalsRFC@gmail.com
+ Read More
Spent another day working in the cold wet weather but was able to replace a fence and finish another set of bleachers. We’re slowly getting there.
+ Read More
We made some serious progress on field. One large sinkhole repaired and filled in.
+ Read More
Making some progress!!
+ Read More
We had a great start to the project today!

Hauled off lots of rusty fencing, cut down vines, trees and weeds, and even re-opened the handicap ramp to the field. With that being said, we have a long way to go.

Thank you to the Charlotte Barbarians Rugby and SP+ for helping us get started today.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$3,448 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Charlotte, NC
EIN: 141917662
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
RM
$25
Regina Moore
17 days ago
MK
$50
Monica King
17 days ago
$100
Kerry Beck
2 months ago
ES
$108
Erik Saxon
2 months ago
JM
$20
John Maxwell
2 months ago
JB
$100
Jason Boone
2 months ago
KD
$100
Ken Davis
3 months ago
EC
$25
Ellie Collins
3 months ago
CB
$500
Charlotte Barbarians
3 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.