Vision / Purpose

The mission of the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), a 501(c)(3), is to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that result in a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. Our signature events include the annual Belk Bowl, the Belk College Kickoff Game, and the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

Economic Impact Overview

Last year alone, Charlotte Sports Foundation-hosted events had a $70 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.

  • $39.4 million

    in Economic Impact

    over 58,000 visitors traveled to Charlotte in 2017 for the game.

    2015 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game
  • $10.8 million

    in Economic Impact

    in 2017.

    2015 Belk Bowl
  • $9.7 million


    by people visiting Charlotte in 2017.

    2015 Belk College Kickoff Game
  • $1.3 million

    Of Taxes Generated

    for Mecklenburg County in 2017.

Board Of Directors


The Charlotte Sports Foundation provides of a variety of post-graduate internship opportunities. Interns will have the opportunity to work CSF events including but not limited to the Belk College Kickoff Game, Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game, and the Belk Bowl.

For more information visit our Internships page.