Why I Drive: the Dads Who Move Us

As we celebrate Father’s Day, we wanted to shine a spotlight on a few amazing dads moving us around the Queen City.

Meet Donald, David and Craig, read why they partner with Uber and how they plan to spend this Father’s Day with their families.


Meet: Donald

How long have you been an Uber partner?uber charlotte partner donald

6 months.

Why do you partner with Uber?

I partner with Uber because driving gives me a great opportunity to meet people of all nationalities and races. I’m able to learn more about the city of Charlotte, and make recommendations to my customers new to the area about great places to enjoy in the city with their family and friends.

How many children do you have and what are their ages?

I have three sons–two of which are grown, and a 13 year old son. 

What are your favorite places to visit in Charlotte with your children?

My son and I are big sports fans, so we get out to several games each year. During basketball season we love to catch a game at the Time Warner Arena. We also regularly visit the NASCAR museum, and attend the local baseball and football games.

How are you going to celebrate Father’s Day this year?

This father’s day, my son and I have planned to spend the day catching up and going to the movies.


Meet: David

How long have you been an Uber partner?uber charlotte partner david

A little over 6 months.

Why do you partner with Uber?

I partner with Uber to earn extra income to save for my bachelor’s degree. I want to avoid student loans and the added debt, so through driving with Uber I’m able to help pay for my education by getting people around the city, which I enjoy. In the short time that I’ve been driving with Uber I’ve also been able to earn extra spending money for my family’s yearly vacation. I feel like I’m on the road to being able to set up a better future for my wife and my kids.

How many children do you have and what are their ages?

I have two kids. Both energetic boys ages five and one. 

What are your favorite places to visit in Charlotte with your children?

Discovery Place and Ten Park Lanes are a family favorite. My oldest loves bowling, so we bowl as a family as often as we can. One day I’d like to take my oldest golfing.

How are you going to celebrate Father’s Day this year?

I’m planning to take the weekend off and spend time with my kids and wife.


Meet: Craig

How long have you been an Uber partner?uber charlotte partner craig

Just over 6 months.

Why do you partner with Uber?

I partner with Uber because as a single dad the extra money helps me to pay some bills and do fun things with my daughter.

How many children do you have and what are their ages?

I have a daughter Graycen who is seven.

What are your favorite places to visit in Charlotte with your children?

We love going to the baseball games and will be going to plenty of football games this year (she just doesn’t know that yet). We also love to do almost anything outdoors. And of course we often go to Sports Connection—a local hang out for the kids.

How are you going to celebrate Father’s Day this year?

We will probably do something low-key that includes going out to eat and spending this hot day at the pool.


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