LET'S LISTEN.... to what some of Charlotte's Business and Civic Leaders are saying about the Charlotte Touchdown Club!
"CMS has partnered with the Touchdown Club since the clubs 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
"What a great club! I've been a sponsor since 1999 and have watched the club experience tremendous growth and gain strong credibility in the local and national sports scenes. If you are a football fan or just a sports fan in general, rhere is no better way to entertain business clients, friends and family or just "network" with fellow Charlotteans. The club has fantastic luncheon guest speakers and presents the nationally prominent collegiate football award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. I can't think of a better value!"
- Steve McRorie, Regional Director, Campbell Soup Company
"The Charlotte Touchdown Club has quickly become one of the preeminent sports organizations in the country."
- James A. Duncan, Former Executive Vice President Marketing, Lowes Motor Speedway
"The Charlotte Touchdown Club features consistently great speakers and the membership has a lot of energy and fun."
- Jim Myers, President, Jim Myers & Sons Inc.
LETS LISTEN... to what some of our scholarship beneficiaries have to say about the Charlotte Touchdown Club!
"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 would like to truly thank you for the continued and valued support the Charlotte Touchdown Club has given the Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s thirteen high schools this season. We appreciate the special acknowledgments of our high school athletic directors and head coaches at the luncheons. It is a professional honor for all of us to be invited and given recognition at such a prestigious and well-regarded event. Your strong presence in the community and positive involvement with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has been very beneficial to our athletic programs. The promotion of citizenship, sportsmanship, scholarship and leadership by your organization has benefited all of our student-athletes."
- Vicki Hamilton, Former Director of Athletics, Charlotte Mecklenburg High Schools
"The Charlotte Touchdown Club has been a wonderful experience for me and the coaching staff at Myers Park High. We have had the opportunity to attend a number of functions due to the kindness of sponsors and friends. It's always a battle to pick who attends, because our whole staff enjoys the event so much. Myers Park has been the beneficiary of Student Athlete of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Awards through the Bronco Nagurski Awards Program. We are thrilled to be a part of such a prestigious and generous organization that promotes high school football and student life in general in such a positive way. A tip of the cap to the officers and general membership of the Charlotte Touchdown Club for growing such a first class organization."
- Greg Clewis, Athletic Director, Myers Park High School
"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, Davdison 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