Several thousand volunteers are still needed to commit to building Hope Park, a motorsports-themed community playground at Lowe's YMCA.
A labor crew made up entirely of volunteers will build the 20,000-square-foot playground March 10-14.
"This park is so much more than a playground," said Sarah Dumser of the Build Hope Park organization. "It truly is a project where our community can come together and take pride in knowing we all had a hand in making this dream for our kids come true."
Volunteers are needed to work parts of three shifts during the five days, Dumser said. "And there are jobs for everyone," she said.
The all-volunteer Build Hope Park is developing the playground with Mooresville and Lowe's YMCA.
The park will be for all Lake Norman-area families and will be fully accessible to children and adults of all ages and abilities.
Several NASCAR drivers and their foundations, teams, tracks and sponsors have committed financially or with volunteers, products or goods.
They include Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Darlington Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Red Bull Racing, Penske Racing, Matt and Katie Kenseth, the Tony Stewart Foundation and the Dale Jr. Foundation.
Dumser's family also has a racing background. Her father, the late Doug Shierson, won two SCCA championship titles as a driver and later became an Indy 500-winning CART team owner with Arie Luyendyk. Danny Sullivan and Al Unser Jr. also drove for Shierson.
Lowe's YMCA will provide child care for volunteers who register by March 3.