The Clayton Community Recreational Foundation was formed in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) organization whose primary mission is to provide opportunities for individuals and corporations to contribute to the recreational opportunities in the Clayton Community.
Since its founding, the CCRF has funded a variety of projects to support the ongoing operations of the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department. In 2014, the Clayton Community Recreational Foundation took on its largest fundraising activity to date when it entered into a public-private partnership with the Clayton Town Council to build an inclusive playground to meet the recreational needs of children of all abilities. The Harmony Playground will be located on two acres of land at East Clayton Community Park. The CCRF is leading the funding, design and construction of the playground and is committed to a fundraising goal of $800,000.
The project offers business and industry, individuals and organizations a tremendous opportunity to support the Foundation in its goal to make Clayton a leading community for recreational activities for all populations.
CCRF is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible in accordance with Federal Tax Laws.
Harmony Playground Now Open
The Harmony Playground is a tremendous opportunity for the community to support the Foundation, in developing a playground where kids and parents of all abilities can play together.
Since 1983, the Clayton Community Recreational Foundation’s primary fundraising activity has been as a partner with the Town of Clayton to present the annual Clayton July 4th celebration. The event is one of the largest and most popular Independence Day events in Johnston County.
The CCRF is also steward of a $20,000 bequest from the estate of long-time Clayton resident Rochelle Bolyard. Those funds are earmarked for the future construction of Senior Games facilities to be located at the Clayton Community Center on Amelia Church Road.
To date, CCRF have raised at just over $1M in total to put back into the community. This $1M helped to leverage at least an additional $1.5M invested by the Town of Clayton into recreational facilities. CCRF has contributed to the following projects:
- Disc Golf Course at East Clayton Community Park
- Matching grants for Park facilities
- Scoreboard at Municipal Park
- Shelter at Municipal Playground
- Pitching machines for Girls’ Softball and Youth
- Press box at Municipal Park
- Baseball Leagues
- Playground equipment at All-Star Park
- Kiosks for area parks
- Landscaping at Legend Park
- Dog Park construction
- Harmony Playground
- Upgrades to Athletic Fields at Municipal, Legend, and Community Parks
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