Charlotte, North Carolina (February 4, 2021) – The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), Duke’s Mayonnaise and Homefield Apparel announced today that over $31,000 was raised for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, N.C. through the sale of a limited edition “Duke’s Mayo Bowl Trophy” t-shirt.
A total of 1,473 shirts were sold over the limited release period of two weeks. In addition, there were over 100 cash donations. The total money raised will result in over 217,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest to provide the Charlotte community.
The shirt captured the ingenious fix of the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl trophy by the Wisconsin Badgers after a postgame mishap in the locker room following their victory over Wake Forest.
This sale combined with the successful “Duke’s Mayo Ambassador” shirt sale in the summer, celebrating Duke’s Mayonnaise as the new title sponsor of the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, will provide over 250,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank. The first shirt raised $7,005 over a three-week period and resulted in over 49,000 pounds of food.
“We are very proud to be able to provide assistance to the Charlotte community through our partnerships with Homefield Apparel, Duke’s Mayonnaise and Second Harvest Food Bank,” said Danny Morrison, executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “The 2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl was a tremendous event held under unprecedented circumstances. This t-shirt sale was a great way to acknowledge the uniqueness of the game in a positive way while making an impact on hunger in our community.”
“We were thrilled to partner with Duke’s Mayonnaise, Duke’s Mayo Bowl and the Charlotte Sports Foundation,” said Connor Hitchcock, founder and CEO for Homefield. “We were able to have some fun with a t-shirt and raise money for a great cause. Second Harvest does real, life-changing work on a daily basis, and we hope this fundraiser helps provide the necessary resource for them to continue to serve the Charlotte community.”
About the Charlotte Sports Foundation
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. CSF was created in the spring of 2013 as a combined entity of Charlotte’s two primary sports development groups, Charlotte Collegiate Football and the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission. Its origins can be traced to the vision of Charlotte civic leaders after the very successful hosting of the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
The Foundation also provides support for recruitment and operation of other local sporting events, and spearheads Charlotte’s continued growth as a preferred host for premier national and regional sporting events. CSF’s future regular season football games include East Carolina University vs. Appalachian State University and the University of Georgia vs. Clemson University (2021), and the University of North Carolina vs. the University of South Carolina (2023).
The Board of Directors that guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit www.charlottesports.org for more information.