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April 2020  
- Throwback Thursday - 
Head Coach Mack Brown wins in first game back as North Carolina beats
South Carolina, 24-20, in the 2019 College Kickoff.
Clemson claims fifth straight ACC title with 62-17 win over Virginia.
The excitement and pageantry of the 2019 Bowl Game,
as Kentucky defeats Virginia Tech, 37-30.

2019 CSF Events Generated over $76 Million
in Economic Impact for Charlotte

The 2019 College Kickoff, ACC Football Championship, and Bowl Game resulted in an economic impact of $76.2 million to the Charlotte community. This included $41.2 million in direct visitor spending. In addition, over 73,000 hotel room nights were generated through the three games. The economic impact data was provided by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) owns and operates the College Kickoff and Bowl Game, in addition to serving as the local organizing committee for the ACC Football Championship in Charlotte.

We are pleased that our signature events had a combined economic impact of $76.2 million on the Charlotte community," said Danny Morrison, Executive Director of CSF. "One of the most important things is that the events stimulate the Charlotte hospitality industry during traditionally slow periods. The volume of business driven by these premier college football games is important to the Charlotte community."

Future regular season football games scheduled include: Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest (2020), East Carolina vs. App State and Georgia vs. Clemson (2021), and North Carolina vs. South Carolina (2023).

The mission of 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.

Trevor Immelman Named Captain of
International Team for 2021 Presidents Cup
at Quail Hollow in Charlotte

Presidents Cup and PGA TOUR officials announced South African and Masters champion Trevor Immelman has been named captain of the International Team for the 2021 Presidents Cup, which will be staged at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. He is a two-time Presidents Cup competitor (2005, 2007) and owns two PGA TOUR titles and 11 worldwide victories including the 2008 Masters Tournament.

Quail Hollow Club has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003 and brought the PGA Championship to Charlotte in 2017.

“Quail Hollow is such a special place,” Immelman said. “As players we’ve always loved the pristine condition and the challenge it presents for the world’s best players. The course is always a great test and playing it in a match-play event will bring new challenges and new excitement as I think players will play more aggressively which will be fun to watch.

“The people in Charlotte, and in the Carolinas overall, are some of the best sports fans in the world. The crowds and the fan support will be immense and will create a fantastic atmosphere.”

“We offer our sincere congratulations to Trevor and his family on this incredible honor and we look forward to welcoming him to Charlotte for what will a momentous event in the city’s history,” said Presidents Cup Executive Director Adam Sperling. “The level of interest and support we have received from partners and fans in the city and throughout the Carolinas has been unparalleled, and we look forward to continuing to build on that momentum as we close in on September 2021.”

The U.S. Team captain will be announced at a later date.

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