Carolina Panthers sponsor new Creekwood Community ‘Born Learning Trail’

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The United Way and the NFL have built 'Born Learning Trails' all over the nation; the Carolina Panthers and the United Way of the Cape Fear Area have teamed up to build one in Creekwood. (Port City Daily photo / UNITED WAY)
The United Way and the NFL have built ‘Born Learning Trails’ all over the nation; the Carolina Panthers and the United Way of the Cape Fear Area have teamed up to build one in Creekwood. (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY UNITED WAY OF CAPE FEAR)

WILMINGTON – The NFL and United Way have joined forces to bring new educational facilities to Creekwood Community.

Mcgruff-New-Animation (379x640)The new “Born Learning Trail” is an outdoor trail featuring educational and interactive activities for children, their parents and caregivers. The trail was sponsored by the Carolina Panthers NFL team and the United Way of the Cape Fear Area.

The trail is part of the “Hometown Huddle” program, a collaboration between the NFL and the United Way founded in 1999. The program is aimed at increasing fitness in children and fighting childhood obesity.

“Hometown Huddle” aims to increase the fitness level of 1.9 million children in 2018.

The ribbon-cutting celebration for the new “Born Learning Trail” will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Creekwood Community. The event will feature activities and games for the community’s children, as well as refreshments – including a snow cone machine – and a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.

The Wilmington International Airport, Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Fire Department also donates resources to make the event possible.

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