Charlotte Sports Foundation Announces Three New Partners

Bespoke Sports & Entertainment, CPI Security, and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture become Newest Members of CSF Co-Captain Program


Charlotte, N.C. – Bespoke Sports & Entertainment, CPI Security and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture have become major partners of the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), it was announced today by CSF officials. The three companies join the CSF Co-Captain program as platinum-level sponsors. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bespoke is a leading sports experiential marketing agency, CPI Security is a leader in customized security and home automation solutions, and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is a leading architectural and interior design firm.

The CSF Co-Captains are a select group of major partners who support CSF and its initiatives throughout the year. Co-Captains make it possible for CSF to expand the economic benefits and entertainment value of sports in the region. Community pride and appreciation for Charlotte and its prosperity lead companies to serve as Co-Captains.

“We are very pleased to have Bespoke Sports & Entertainment, CPI Security and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture become partners with the Charlotte Sports Foundation as Co-Captains,” said Danny Morrison, Executive Director of CSF. “Bespoke, CPI and McMillan Pazdan Smith are highly regarded for their expertise in their respective fields. At the same time, they are community-oriented and value the importance of civic engagement. They embrace collaboration and are passionate about improving the community. We look forward to working together with these great companies.”

“As the fastest growing sports consulting and experiential marketing agency in Charlotte, we are excited to partner with CSF and impact the city of Charlotte and its vibrant sports community in a new way,” said Mike Boykin, CEO of Bespoke. “Having deep relationships across the Charlotte sports community, and as one of the founders of the Charlotte Sports+Business organization, we are very active in Charlotte and partnering with the Foundation is a natural extension of our passion for Charlotte’s sports community. We look forward to working with the Charlotte Sports Foundation to improve the quality of life and drive economic impact through sports for the Charlotte region.”

“CPI Security is proud to become a Co-Captain for the Charlotte Sports Foundation,” said Ken Gill, CEO and Founder of CPI Security. “At CPI Security, we believe that investing in community and charitable partners is a great way to help improve the communities we serve. We know the Charlotte Sports Foundation cares about the Charlotte community as much as we do, and we are excited about this new partnership.”

“McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is excited to partner with the Charlotte Sports Foundation,” said Ron Smith, Managing Principal of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture. “One of our core principals is to contribute to the success of, and quality of life for, our community. Becoming a Co-Captain allows us to work with CSF to have a meaningful and positive impact on the Carolinas and Charlotte.”


About the Charlotte Sports Foundation

The Charlotte Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) created in 2013 to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that enhance the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF provides unique events and business opportunities around professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events, highlighted by the annual Belk Bowl and the ACC Football Championship Game, as well as the Belk College Kickoff.

CSF’s regular season football games include the Universities of North Carolina and South Carolina (2019 & 2023), Wake Forest University and the University of Notre Dame (2020), and East Carolina University and Appalachian State University (2021). These efforts are intended to create a positive economic impact in the region, as well as, to enhance the quality of life.

The organization’s board of directors is comprised of regional business, industry and civic leaders who have a track record of bringing sports and economic development to the area. Please visit for more information.


About Bespoke Sports & Entertainment

Bespoke is a sports and entertainment consulting, and experiential marketing agency that assists brands in selecting the right partnerships and maximizing their sponsorship investment. Bespoke is a collective of experienced sports and entertainment marketers who broke out of the big agency world to deliver a more personalized service offering to brands. Combining years of industry experience and invaluable professional relationships, Bespoke provides thoughtful senior-level counsel and custom marketing solutions that are specifically tailored for individual brands.


About CPI Security

CPI Security provides innovative security, video and smart home solutions to residential and business customers throughout the Southeast. Through their audio and video verification and their close work with local first responders, CPI leads the industry in alarm response times. Their smart home technologies allow consumers to remotely control their security system as well as video, lights, doors and home energy from their mobile devices through the CPI inTouch app.  Headquartered in Charlotte, NC in a UL-listed, 5 Diamond Award facility, CPI is a recipient of the Central Station of the Year Award and Marvel Award.  The company was founded by Ken Gill in 1991 and is the largest privately held security company in the Southeast. For more information on CPI Security, please visit


About McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is a regional, studio-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm whose mission is to help clients create environments that embody their personalities, enrich their lives, and enhance the quality of their community. At McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, good design is integral to all its services — creating functional, beautiful, cost-effective, and well-designed buildings that are long lasting and contribute to the success of its clients and the quality of life for its community. Good design is client focused, service oriented, value driven, and award winning.

Through a collaborative culture, creativity, and innovative design solutions, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture enjoys a premier clientele and diverse portfolio of complex, sophisticated projects that have received local, regional, and national recognition. McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture currently has offices throughout the Southeast in Charleston, Greenville, and Spartanburg, S.C.; Asheville and Charlotte, N.C.; and Atlanta, Ga.


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