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Summer Run and Yoga

Enjoy a Summer Run and Yoga at the Morrison Family YMCA

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon ambassadors have teamed up with the Morrison Family YMCA to host a 3-mile summer run and sunset yoga on Thursday, July 27. The run starts at 6:45 p.m. at the Bandshell in front of the Morrison YMCA, and yoga will begin at 7:30 p.m. Learn more on the Facebook event

Flashcard Formation

Flashcard Formation Recap

Thank you to all who came out to our Togetherhood project, Flashcard Formation, on July 19! Volunteers from the Ballantyne community created more than 200 packs of handmade flashcards that will be distributed to local students in need through Classroom Central‘s free store. A special thank you to Brighthouse Financial and their interns who created 124 packs of flashcards! View pictures of the project on our Facebook page.

Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness Donation Workout

Support the cause while getting a great workout at Orangetheory’s Color the Park Donation Workout on Monday, July 24, 1-2 p.m.. Orangetheory Fitness Ballantyne is offering a class for only a $10 participation fee, and all proceeds benefit our Color the Park School Supplies Drive. This is a great opportunity to try Orangetheory Fitness at a great price, burn some calories and give back to our community. Thanks for the support, Orangetheory!

Please call the studio at 704-412-4369 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Color the Park

Color the Park Volunteer Project

Join the Togetherhood committee for its next volunteer project benefiting Classroom Central. The Ballantyne community is invited to stop by the Brixham Tent on August 1, between 3-5 p.m., to help count and sort donations collected from our Color the Park School Supplies Drive. This project will help save Classroom Central hundreds of dollars in funding and warehouse labor.

After the project, join us for the Ballantyne Social Hour from 4:30-7 p.m.!

Foodsby

Order Lunch Online to Support Local Students

Help support local students in need by having lunch delivered right to your office! Order your lunch through Foodsby now through August 1, and Foodsby will donate $1 of every delivery fee to our Color the Park School Supplies Drive benefiting Classroom Central. View daily menus and Foodsby pickup locations at foodsby.com.

Credit Karma Star Wars Office

Take a Look Inside Credit Karma’s Star Wars-Themed Office in Ballantyne

Credit Karma recently opened an office in Ballantyne, and it is the perfect atmosphere for any Star Wars fan. Charlotte Agenda shared pictures of the office’s Star Wars-themed rooms, room names, décor and its large wall mural. Take a look for yourself.

Color the Park

Help us Color the Park!

The Ballantyne community is collecting school supplies and monetary donations now through August 1 to provide essential learning tools for local students in need through our 10th annual Color the Park School Supplies Drive benefiting Classroom Central. In honor of the campaign’s 10-year anniversary, we are providing several ways to give back. See how you can get involved!

1. Make a monetary donation with code “Color the Park Ballantyne.”
2. Donate essential school supplies in your building lobby.
3. Order lunch through Foodsby, and $1 of your delivery fee will be donated to the cause.
4. Take an Orangetheory Fitness class on July 24 class for just $10.
5. Come out and celebrate at the Ballantyne Social Hour on August 1!

All proceeds for Color the Park benefit Classroom Central, an organization that collects and distributes free school supplies so that students living in poverty can learn effectively. With more than 50% of our region’s students living in poverty, your donations play a major role in preparing children to be successful in the upcoming school year.

Physical donations can be dropped in the collection bins located in BCP building lobbies through noon on August 1. Contact your Community Director with questions, and please stay tuned for more details on how your team can support the cause!

Share your photos and progress during the campaign by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and using #BCPColorThePark.

Learn how you can easily donate to Color the Park with the uBack app

Ballantyne Social Hour

Join us for a Celebration at the Ballantyne Social Hour

You’re invited to the next Ballantyne Social Hour on August 1! Join us at the Brixham Tent between 4:30-7 p.m. to enjoy local brews from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, wine from Shelton Vineyards, free appetizers from Stone Mountain Grill, face and body painting from Hamm It Up and live music while we celebrate the last day of our Color the Park School Supplies Drive. Admission is free and the event is open to all, so bring along your co-workers, family and friends! 

This is the last opportunity to donate to Color the Park, so bring some cash or school supplies to make a positive impact on local students while you socialize. Make your impact greater with a online donation to the drive using code Color the Park Ballantyne.

You can also support the cause when you buy a drink! Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Shelton Vineyards will donate a percentage of all beer and wine sales back to Color the Park.

Classroom Central and other Color the Park partners like FoodsbyOrangetheory Fitness Ballantyne and Sara’s YMCA will be on-site to share information and great giveaways. 

Does your team have what it takes to be the most colorful company in Ballantyne? Share your photos and progress during the campaign by tagging us on Facebook (@BallantyneCorporatePark), Instagram (@bcpcommunity) and Twitter (@BCPCommunity) and using #BCPColorThePark.

Ballantyne Book Club

Ballantyne Book Club

Join the Ballantyne Book Club for its next meeting on Wednesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. The group will discuss  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman. The club meets at Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne. Please note seating is limited. RSVP is appreciated. 

Gallery Restaurant

Where to Dine in Ballantyne for Charlotte Restaurant Week

Whether new or native to Charlotte, you will love Queen’s Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week. Between July 21-30, enjoy a three-course dinner for only $30-35 per person at one of the 130+ participating restaurants. With so many great restaurants to choose from, we have compiled a list of the participating restaurants in the Ballantyne area to help get you started.

131 Main – Blakeney
Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – StoneCrest
Gallery Restaurant
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Smoke BBQ – StoneCrest
Stone Mountain Grill
Vine American Kitchen

View all participating restaurants at charlotterestaurantweek.com.

Family Golf

National Family Golf Month

It’s National Family Golf Month! Celebrate by enjoying a round of golf with the family at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Junior players receive half off the daily rate throughout July. Reserve your tee time today.

YMCA Day Camp

Summer Fun for the Kids at the Morrison Family YMCA

Give your child an enriching experience while you’re at work this summer with day camp at the Morrison Family YMCA. Less than three miles away from Ballantyne Corporate Park, Morrison Family YMCA day camps provide all-day or half-day camps for children ages 2 years to 12th grade with themes like Cooking, Road Tripping, Mad Scientist, Magic and Tricks, Sports, Art, Splash and more.

Day camp at the Y is not only a great experience for kids, but it’s also easy for parents. YMCA camp staff safely transition children from morning to afternoon camps, and many camps offer a carline pick-up, meaning parents don’t even have to get out of the car.

Interested in registering your child for day camp at the Y? Get started by viewing day camp themes and times and by checking out last year’s summer fun on the Morrison Family YMCA’s Facebook.

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