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Clunie Named to Charlotte Sports Foundation Board

by | Sep 27, 2018 | Sports

Chris Clunie, Davidson College Director of Athletics

 

Portions of the release courtesy of the Charlotte Sports Foundation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Davidson College Director of Athletics Chris Clunie has been named to the Charlotte Sports Foundation Board of Directors, the CSF announced this week.

“I am excited to join the Charlotte Sports Foundation,” Clunie said. “I look forward to representing Davidson College amongst such an esteemed group of industry leaders who are committed to both growth and impact through sports initiatives in the Charlotte region.”

Clunie, who began his Davidson duties July 1, was elected to the board alongside Brad Jones, the Regional President and Executive Vice President for BBVA Compass, bringing the board’s membership to 28.

“We are very excited to announce the additions of Chris Clunie and Brad Jones to the Board,” said Johnny Harris, Board Chairman of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “These two esteemed individuals have continuously demonstrated their commitment to Charlotte and the surrounding region. We know they will be tremendous partners and stewards for the Charlotte Sports Foundation.”

The mission of 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.

The Sports 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 hosting of the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

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

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