ABOUT THE CLUB
The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit Sports-Social organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, North Carolina Region. At its inception, the Touchdown Club held weekly luncheons generally attended by ten to fifteen representatives from local colleges and the media. Since that time, the Club has grown as well as diversified, boasting a Sponsor Team of over seventy companies.
“CMS has partnered with the Touchdown Club since the clubs inception in 1990. Through the years the Touchdown Club has supported our schools and responded to our needs. In 2010, when CMS lost funding for middle school athletics, the Touchdown Club stepped up with a sizable donation that helped keep the need visible in the community and, as a result, CMS middle school student-athletes continue to reap the benefits of athletic participation. Over the past two decades, the Touchdown Club has invested $750,000+ in Charlotte area high schools and colleges. The Touchdown Club “gets it”…they understand the impact that athletic participation has in the lives of 7-12 graders. On behalf of 5,800 CMS middle school and 10,000 CMS high school student-athletes thank you Touchdown Club for your investment in the lives of Charlotte area youth.”
“Each year I tell our coaches and athletic directors that one of the best parts of my job as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is attending the Touchdown Club luncheons and it’s true. I look forward to attending them, hearing the great motivational speakers you bring forward and seeing the Club membership. But those luncheons, enjoyable as they are for me and the athletic staff who attend them, are just one small part of the tremendous benefits you share with our schools. CMS benefits from your support in many ways. Your annual athletic scholarships provide recognition and support for students who want to attend college. Your mentoring and networking provides our coaches and athletic staff with a deeper bench of contacts, community leaders and others who care about sports. Our athletes and their coaches benefit from what they learn at your annual Speaker Series Luncheons, High School Leadership Forum and Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet. As a former school athlete, I know the important role that sports can play in building leadership skills for later in life. Thank you for helping us teach our student-athletes about the importance of good sportsmanship, fair play and leadership. I look forward to our continued partnership with the Touchdown Club.”
“I just wanted to take a minute and personally thank the Touchdown Club for what it is doing to support high school athletics. You are allowing us as Coaches and Administrators to do things for these kids that otherwise would not happen. Your support has been very much appreciated here at Parkwood and we will never be able to say thanks enough. The recognition that you guys gave to Grey Wyrick at the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet was overwhelming and moving. You and the Touchdown Club are making a difference in our sport and in our schools.”
“I wanted to send a quick THANK YOU to the Charlotte Touchdown Club for your support of CMS middle school sports this year. I did not know of your donation until our "Save Middle Sports" meeting this week. Thank you so much for making sports possible for my son and all the kids of public middle schools. Your gift is much appreciated.”
"ACN is proud of our association with the Charlotte Touchdown Club and its mission of promoting Citizenship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship and Leadership. Serving as the Presenting Sponsor for the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet has become an important annual tradition for us and one we always look forward to. In fact, everyone at ACN strives to embody the qualities of hard work, determination and dedication to excellence that have become synonymous with the Trophy finalists. Through our partnership, we¹ve had the honor of watching boys become men, athletes become leaders and NFL hopefuls become champions gaining far more in return than we could ever hope to give.”
“As a longtime member of the Charlotte Touchdown Club, Diamond Springs has been in a position to develop relationships with some of Charlotte's finest citizens. The organization is first class from top to bottom and the speakers are sensational. Every year we look forward to the luncheons and the annual banquet which has turned into a national happening. Every Sunday during football season as we watch an all pro lineman, linebacker or defensive back make a big play we find ourselves saying, "He was a Bronko Nagurski finalist!" It's truly an honor and a privilege to be a member of this fine organization that gives back so much to the community it serves.”
“As a founding member of the Charlotte Touchdown Club and 1st Super Bowl Sponsor I have had the privilege of watching the Club grow from back rooms to small lunches to now National exposure with the Bronko Nagurski Award. The monthly meetings provide a great Business networking opportunity and I know that throughout the years I have leveraged this prominent Luncheon Speakers series and the Bronko as my #1 Client/Customer events. I also use these as a reward for our Sales Teams and employee and they love it! The mission of the Club to “give back and make a difference” makes me very proud to be a small part of the success and for 23 years and I have taken great pride in attending every event I can.”
"Martin Marietta is extremely proud to be a sponsor of The Charlotte Touchdown Club. We enjoy being able to use our sponsor privileges as a means to thank our clients for their business and to develop new business relationships. Our clients are always impressed by the quality of the events. More than anything, we are honored to be a part of an organization that is doing so much to invest back into the communities in which we live and work."
“Florida East Coast Railway is proud to have partnered with the Charlotte Touchdown Club since 2010, supporting their tremendous dedication to recognize and reward achievements for citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship and leadership among athletes and coaches in their communities. On behalf of all the employees at Florida East Coast Railway, we have, and will continue to be honored to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, which brings recognition to individuals well deserving of the prestigious title. As admirers of the Club’s commitment to bestow acknowledgement on such worthy recipients, Florida East Coast Railway continues to strive to do the same in our local high schools and communities throughout Florida.”
"CEO Inc./Xcentri Inc. has greatly valued being involved with the Touchdown Club over the years for many reasons. It gives us excellent exposure to the Charlotte marketplace and its business leaders, providing us with an opportunity to build professional relationships with them. It's been a great way to entertain our clients, prospective clients and our employees; they really enjoy attending the events. It's also a wonderful way for us to give back to the community through the scholarship programs - encouraging and supporting the next generation to achieve great things through sports and business relationships.“