LET'S LISTEN.... to what some of Charlotte's Business and Civic Leaders are saying about the Charlotte Touchdown Club!



LETS LISTEN... to what some of our scholarship beneficiaries have to say about the Charlotte Touchdown Club!

"CMS has partnered with the Touchdown Club since the club's inception in 1990. Through the years the Touchdown Club has supported our schools and responded to our needs. In 2010, when CMS lost funding for middle school athletics, the Touchdown Club stepped up with a sizable donation that helped keep the need visible in the community and, as a result, CMS middle school student-athletes continue to reap the benefits of athletic participation. Over the past two decades, the Touchdown Club has invested $500,000+ in Charlotte area high schools and colleges. The Touchdown Club “gets it”…they understand the impact that athletic participation has in the lives of 7-12 graders. On behalf of 5,800 CMS middle school and 10,000 CMS high school student-athletes thank you,Touchdown Club, for your investment in the lives of Charlotte area youth."

- Sue Doran, Director of Athletics, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

"Each year I tell our coaches and athletic directors that one of the best parts of my job as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is attending the Touchdown Club luncheons and it’s true.  I look forward to attending them, hearing the great motivational speakers you bring forward and seeing the Club membership.  But those luncheons, enjoyable as they are for me and the athletic staff who attend them, are just one small part of the tremendous benefits you share with our schools.  CMS benefits from your support in many ways.  Your annual athletic scholarships provide recognition and support for students who want to attend college.  Your mentoring and networking provides our coaches and athletic staff with a deeper bench of contacts, community leaders and others who care about sports.  Our athletes and their coaches benefit from what they learn at your annual Speaker Series Luncheons, High School Leadership Forum and Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet.  As a former school athlete, I know the important role that sports can play in building leadership skills for later in life.  Thank you for helping us teach our student-athletes about the importance of good sportsmanship, fair play and leadership.  I look forward to our continued partnership with the Touchdown Club.”

- Peter C. Gorman, Former Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

"I just wanted to take a minute to personally thank the Touchdown Club for what you are doing to support high school athletics. You are allowing us as Coaches and Administrators to do things for these kids that otherwise would not happen. Your support has been very much appreciated here at Parkwood and we will never be able to say thanks enough. The recognition that you gave to Grey Wyrick was overwhelming and moving. I really enjoyed the ceremony and was impressed with all the presenters and the way they conducted themselves when approached by fans. You and the Touchdown Club are making a difference in our sport and in our schools."

- J. Lynn Coble, Parkwood High School, Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

"The Charlotte Touchdown Club Scholarship Program provides tremendous support and visibility for the Davidson College Football Program. The Nagurski Trophy presentation creates an national forum in which the Scholarship Program recognizes local student athletes for their athletic achievement and, at the same time, funds their leadership potential through scholarships. This distinctive program highlights the role football can play in the development of future leaders."

- James E. Murphy, III, Director of Athletics, Davidson College

"The Gardner-Webb University Athletics Department appreciates the support that the Charlotte Touchdown Club continues to provide through their financial contribution to our scholarship fund. Our relationship with the Touchdown Club brings credibility to our football program in the local community and enhances the educational opportunities for our worthy recipient."

- Chuck Burch, Athletic Director, Gardner-Webb University

"I wanted to send a quick THANK YOU to the Charlotte Touchdown Club for your support of CMS middle school sports this year. I did not know of your donation until our "Save Middle Sports" meeting this week. Thank you so much for making sports possible for my son and all the kids of public middle schools.  Your gift is much appreciated."

Jan Johnson / Middle School Parent

"Just wanted to send a brief note of thanks for your support of keeping middle school sports in CMS.  As a parent of two middle school student athletes - your continued support is immeasurable."

Elina & Miguel Espina / Middle School Parent