Giving back to the Charlotte community is an important part of 49er athletics.
49er student-athletes, coaches and staff donate their time and talents to the greater Charlotte community through various projects, organizations and causes each year. In fact, since 2007 Charlotte student-athletes have donated over 17,100 hours.
2013-2014 Program Highlights:
Men’s Soccer led all sports with an average of 25.42 hours donated per team member during the year.
115 student-athletes (33%) completed 6 hours or more of community service.
33 student-athletes (roughly 10%) completed 20 hours or more of community service.
57% (1575 hours) of all efforts were “kid-focused”, from reading at elementary schools to mentoring girls at a middle school to conducting sport clinics to collecting toys and visiting Levine Children’s Hospital.
SAAC participated in the C-USA Let’s SAAC Hunger program in Fall 2013.
SAAC hosted a week-long drive in which they partnered with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to collect canned goods on campus from 11/4/13-11/8/13. Members of SAAC collected canned goods at home men’s basketball and women’s basketball games that week. SAAC also created an online donation profile page that ran from 10/28/13-12/15/13. SAAC collected 2, 058 lbs. of food & placed 9th out of 17 schools in C-USA!
SAAC hosted the 10th Annual Toys for Tots drive in December 2013 in which they collected 193 toys and $362 of monetary donations.
The athletic department participated in the 1st ever campus Habitat for Humanity Homecoming Build scheduled from Sept. 30 – Oct. 11, 2013. Overall, 4 teams (Softball, W. Basketball, M. & W. Track/XC) volunteered a total of 168.5 hours.
If you have an event or a cause that you would like 49er student-athletes to volunteer at please contact Life Skills Coordinator, Rachel Ramey at email@example.com with details of the event. Please note that unfortunately we are not able to satisfy every request due to the time demands on the student-athletes.
Welcome to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation!
If you wish to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign or Let Me Play (fundraiser for women's athletics), you can do so online or by calling the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047/4950.
This system will give you full access to your own personal account and display donations and pledges to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation.
Please Note: If you have ever contributed to the Athletic Foundation, you have an existing account and should login using that information. Please do not create a second account. If you are unsure of your account status or need your login information, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950/1047.
If your gift will be accompanied by a matching gift from your employer please do not make your gift online. Contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047 for information on contributions with a matching gift.
Please note that changes to the tax law regarding charitable donations to Athletic Foundations went into effect January 1, 2018. For information on how this new law impacts FSL Account Holders, please visit: http://www.charlotte49ers.com/GiveNow.
If you are a new member and have not participated in any of the ways mentioned above, please create a new account below and make a pledge to our current campaign.