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2024 UNCF Walk for Education – Charlotte

Mark Your Calendars: Inaugural UNCF Charlotte Walk for Education!

Join us for a fun-filled walk in the heart of Charlotte’s beautiful South Park neighborhood as we kick off HBCU Homecoming Season!

Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to:

  • Celebrate the rich heritage and vibrant future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Raise critical funds to support local students attending HBCUs in North Carolina.
  • Enjoy a festive atmosphere filled with music, food, and community spirit.

This is a family-friendly event, perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, come out and make a difference.

#UNCFCharlotteWalk #LaceUp4UNCF
7:00 a.m.

Registration

8:30 a.m.

Kickoff / Warm-Up

9:00 a.m.

Walk Starts

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Festivities at Symphony Park

Symphony Park

Symphony Park

4400 Sharon Rd.
Charlotte, NC 2821

Local Presenting – $50,000

  • Acknowledged on all UNCF Walk For Education collaterals as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Company representatives invited to serve as Chair/Co-Chair of UNCF Walk For Education
  • Opportunity to join UNCF for media interviews promoting the UNCF Walk For Education
  • Company logo displayed in Walk For Education print/media ads/social media/advertising as Presenting Sponsor
  • Company-produced start/finish banners displayed at event on race day
  • Speaking opportunity and recognition on Walk day and at Walk For Education kick-off party
  • Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk For Education
  • Tent placed in premiere location on event day
  • Inclusion of company name in official race press releases
  • Company logo on Walk For Education website through October 5, 2024

Local Doctorate – $25,000

  • Speaking opportunity and recognition on Walk day and at Walk For Education kick-off party
  • Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk For Education
  • Tent placed in prominent location on event day
  • Company logo on official UNCF social media pages, posters and e-blasts
  • Inclusion of company name in official race press releases
  • Company logo on Walk For Education website through October 5, 2024
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

Local Master’s – $10,000

  • Speaking opportunity and recognition on Walk day and at Walk For Education kick-off party
  • Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk For Education
  • Inclusion of company name in official race press releases
  • Company logo on official UNCF social media pages, posters and e-blasts
  • Company logo on Walk For Education website through October 5, 2024
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

Local Bachelor’s – $5,000

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk For Education
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

Water Break Sponsor (only 1 opportunity available at this level) – $3,000

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Placement at one (1) Water Stop location on the 3.1 mile walk route with company provided banners, and the opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

Wellness-Shots Sponsor (only 1 opportunity available at this level) – $3,000

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Placement at one (1) Wellness-Shots location on the 3.1 mile walk route with company provided banners, and the opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

Cooling-Station Sponsor (only 4 opportunities available at this level. 3 LEFT!) – $2,000

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Placement at two (2) Water Stop locations on the 3.1 mile walk route with company provided signage on the event field
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

Photo Booth Sponsor (only 1 opportunity available at this level) – $2,000

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Booth placed in the middle of the event field (covered by tent)
  • Company provided banners will hand outside tent with opportunity to provide branded giveaways
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

Friends of UNCF Sponsor – $1,500

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways
  • Company logo on Walk For Education sponsor banner displayed on event day

UNCF Unmet Needs Sponsor – $750

  • The UNCF unmet needs funding addresses any amount a scholar has remaining to be paid after all financial aid is awarded
  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Company/name included on special thank you signage

Mile Marker Sponsor (only 3 opportunities available at this level. 2 LEFT)  – $500

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Corporate logo at mile marker on walk map in registration materials
  • Corporate logo at mile marker
  • Company employees may serve as cheering squad (with banners/T-shirts)

Quarter-Mile or Half-Mile Marker Sponsor – $300

  • Recognition at Walk For Education kick-off party and event
  • Corporate logo at mile marker on walk map in registration materials
  • Corporate logo at mile marker

Sign up to volunteer today by emailing Kayla Nichols at kayla.nichols@uncf.org.

We’re looking for passionate individuals who want to contribute to a meaningful cause in a fun and social environment. Here are some of the exciting volunteer opportunities available:

· Be the Early Bird Crew: Kick off the excitement by helping us set up Symphony Park! Tasks may include setting up tents, tables, signage, and decorations.

· Welcome Walkers with a Smile: Be the friendly face that greets walkers as they arrive! This role involves handing out registration materials, answering questions, and creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

· Energize the Walkers: Keep walkers motivated throughout the course! You’ll cheer them on at designated points along the route, hand out water and snacks, and keep the energy high.

· Logistics & Clean-Up Crew: Ensure a smooth operation by assisting with crowd control, managing water stations, and helping with post-walk clean-up.