Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) today announced that OrthoCarolina will be the presenting sponsor of the fanfest for the 2019 Belk College Kickoff. The Belk College Kickoff FanFest presented by OrthoCarolina, free to the public, will take place prior to this year’s game between the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and border rival the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
The 2019 Belk College Kickoff takes place on Saturday, August 31stat 3;30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium to open the college football season in Charlotte. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.
The Belk College Kickoff Fanfest presented by OrthoCarolina will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. outside Bank of America Stadium. featuring live music, food and beverages, and a kids’ zone.
Individual tickets for the game are on sale now through Ticketmaster. For more information, please visit www.BelkCollegeKickoff.com or contact the Charlotte Sports Foundation Ticket Office at Tickets@CharlotteSports.org.
“We are pleased to announce our new partnership with OrthoCarolina for the 2019 Belk College Kickoff,” said Danny Morrison, Executive Director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “OrthoCarolina is a premier medical provider known for its expertise in sports medicine. This is a wonderful partnership with a leader in the Charlotte community.”
“OrthoCarolina lives and breathes sports especially when they are right here in the Carolinas,” said Bruce Cohen, M.D., CEO, OrthoCarolina. “It’s a great privilege for us to be a part of the Belk College Kickoff FanFest and help get everyone excited about a fantastic matchup.”
With expert physicians and care providers in locations throughout the region, OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading orthopedic practices and destination for comprehensive orthopedic care. With an expertise in the areas of foot and ankle, hand, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine and pediatrics, OrthoCarolina offers a continuum of care unmatched in the region — and throughout the country.
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 works to create, secure and operate high-caliber athletic events such as the Belk College Kickoff, the ACC Football Championship and the Belk Bowl. These three games, and ancillary events, attract tens of thousands of fans to Charlotte annually and had an economic impact of approximately $76 million for the local economy in 2017.
CSF’s future regular season football games scheduled 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). The Foundation also provides support for recruitment and operation of other local sporting events, including the 2019 NBA All-Star Game and 2019 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, and spearheads Charlotte’s continued growth as a preferred host for premier national and regional sporting events.
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. It’s 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 Board of Directors who guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit www.CharlotteSports.org for more information.
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