The Charlotte Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to positively impacting the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region by developing unique, large-scale sports events and business opportunities.

$42.9 million in direct visitor spending generated by CSF events in 2024.

$2.5 million in taxes generated in 2023.

216,509 fans attended Charlotte Sports Foundation games in 2023.

70,500 hotel rooms booked by fans in 2023.

The Charlotte Sports Foundation Internships

The Charlotte Sports Foundation’s post-graduate interns get first-hand experience and develop invaluable professional connections working events that reach millions of fans each year. Our previous interns have been hired by Raycom, Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers and more.

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Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick Award

This award is given annually to one senior football player from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who excels on the field while making an impact in their community.

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Download the Charlotte Sports Foundation App

Your on-the-go source for tickets, timing and important updates about the Charlotte Sports Foundation’s events.