Sam Krikorian Memorial Playground
Start: Feb 22, 2018 - End: Jun 30, 2019
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The way a person spends his free time says a lot. Sam spent his free time riding his motorcycle, eating BBQ chicken and watching sports on TV, playing Words with Friends, beating everyone at TriviaCrack, and reading old dusty books. But perhaps the most unique thing Sam did in his free time was his interest and dedication to teaching kids how to have fun at Church. For 17 years Sam was the faithful activities leader for the AWANA program at Waxhaw Bible Church and the famed Boy’s Sunday School Teacher for his Church, Church of Charlotte. His students could hardly believe that their wise spiritual mentor pulled up to the church on a rugged motorcycle wearing a cool leather jacket.
The impression Sam left on his friends, family, and students ran deep. His memory is one of joviality, snarkiness, kindness, understanding, and Christian love. Sam wasn’t perfect, but in many ways he was as close to mastering the “Fruits of the Spirit” as anyone. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing Sam, we are so blessed to have his memory in our minds. For those of us who did not cross paths with Sam, we want to make his memory known. Although we mourn Sam’s early departure, we are happy to know that his hilarious and compassionate persona will live on in our hearts as children who Sam never met play on his playground, which we have plans to dedicate this year. Sam’s ministry in life was to help kids have fun while growing closer to Christ— “Sam’s Place Playground” will keep his ministry alive and active.
This campaign will raise funds for Sam’s Memorial Playground at Waxhaw Bible Church where Sam was a youth leader. Sam went to be with the Lord on February 27th, 2017 on his way to Bible Study. We have started this campaign exactly one year after his passing. If Sam has touched your life, please consider joining us in making Sam’s Playground a reality.
PLAYGROUND COST: $45,000
COST INCLUDES: Purchase of Equipment, Construction, Mulch
PLAYGROUND MISSION: To keep Sam’s legacy alive by providing a safe and fun place for kids at AWANA and Waxhaw Bible Church to play and to grow their understanding of Christ.
PLAYGROUND DESIGN: “Sam’s Place Playground” will be chalk full of all the most fun play equipment! This includes the following components: Two Seesaws, A slide, A Tire Swing, Youth and Baby Swings, Monkey Bars, Tetherball, Ride-able plastic animals on springs, Merry Go Round (Roundabout), and several more super fun components. There will also be picnic benches and a table for parents and guardians to sit down and enjoy the show.
FACEBOOK PAGE: SAMUEL KRIKORIAN MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND
Making a Difference In: Waxhaw, NC
Fund Leader: Austin Rudd
Fund Type: Churches & Youth Groups