Vision / Purpose

The Charlotte Sports Foundation provides leadership for sports-based initiatives that create a positive economic impact and enhance quality of life in the Charlotte region. Established in 2013, we’re a 501 (c)(3) organization that develops unique experiences, events and business opportunities around professional, collegiate and amateur sports. Our signature events include the annual Belk Bowl and the Belk College Kickoff Game

Economic Impact Overview

Since 2013, Charlotte Sports Foundation-hosted events have had a more than $100 million economic impact on the Charlotte area. This substantial contribution enhances the quality of life in the region and brings national exposure to the city as a desirable destination for major sporting events. Here’s a snapshot of our recent successes.

  • $8.4 million

    Million spent

    by people visiting Charlotte.

    2015 Belk Bowl
  • $484,000

    of taxes generated

    for Mecklenburg County.

    2015 Belk College Kickoff Game

Board Of Directors