THE FINAL 49:
During the final 49 weeks until Kickoff 2013, we will take a moment each week to look at various aspects of the football program.
Mar. 3, 2013
By Tom Whitestone
We are getting closer and closer to Aug. 31, but before we get there we have to go through the spring season -- or more accurately, we want to go through the spring season.
Spring football starts, for the first time for the Charlotte 49ers, Mar. 18. The 49ers will host a Green-White Spring Game at the conclusion of the spring practice season on April 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Between now and then, and awful lot of practice and planning still needs to take place.
From a truly administrative standpoint, this month includes the deadline for donations to the 49ers Athletic Foundation towards football seating priority. For FSL holders, giving level and priority points determine where your seats will be and where your parking spot will be.
The 49ers are excited, for instance, that there are enough surface lots for all the FSL holders. Giving level, however, will determine which lot. This month, that giving level will be set.
By the end of the month and into April, the Athletic Foundation will invite FSL holders to campus to pick out their seats -- according to their Athletic Foundation rank.
The 49ers did the same thing when they opened Halton Arena in 1996.
In the next month the whole process will be underway for football.
Of course, down at the Rose Football Center, coaches are concerned less with seating plans and more with practice plans. On Mar. 18, spring practice begins in earnest.
The 49ers have been hitting the weight room with regularity. They've gotten some time on the field -- but starting Mar. 18, it is on. The team's first run at spring practice in preparation for a coming football season.
Football fans across the country start getting pumped for the coming season during spring practice, which culminates with the annual Spring Game.
Charlotte 49ers fans can now join in the fun.
Spring practice is just around the corner -- which means Kickoff, 2013 cannot be far behind.
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.