The Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation has announced that November's "Let Me Play" Luncheon raised over $90,000 for the 49ers women's athletics program to well-outdistance the goal of $75,000.

"I'm overwhelmed by the support," said 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose.  "We continue to benefit from the generosity of this community and it is due to this great support that we have been able to institute important enhancements to our program.  As for this event, in particular, I am thrilled to see the number and variety of people who see the importance that athletics can play in the development of young women."

Charlotte's first ladies: Samara Foxx and Lisa Lewis Dubois served as co-chairs for the 2010 Let Me Play Luncheon, which was sponsored by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Presbyterian Hospital, OrthoCarolina and UNC Charlotte.

Over 300 people attended the Nov. 16 luncheon, held at the Charlotte Convention Center.  Amy Vance, Chief Operating Officer  of Presbyterian Hospital served as the keynote speaker.  Among those in attendance were past chairs Dale Halton, Betty Chafin Rash, Pat Rodgers and Mary Lou Babb as well as university Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois, 49ers women's basketball coach Karen Aston, Charlotte Bobcats head coach Larry Brown and the full contingent of coaches from the 49ers women's teams.  In addition, the 49ers welcomed several former 49ers student-athletes to the event.