Every type of success or measure of Black Excellence started with a dream. Charlotte Football club brings together Black community leaders to share their personal declaration of what it means to be excellent and how they achieved success in the Carolinas.
A vision and design has been manifested in special edition jersey numbers that will be worn by Charlotte FC in their match the week of Juneteenth to celebrate the Black culture and community of the Carolinas. The artwork for these numbers was designed by local community member, Mike Jones.
INSPIRATION FROM MIKE JONES
“Excellence Was Once A Dream'' was born from the perspective of every type of success or measure of Excellence, first started with a dream. That dream was the first step of achieving their own type of Excellence, reflecting on that scenario every time there is something to strive for in life.
MEET MIKE JONES
Mike Jones is an artist that specializes in Photography, Design, & Storytelling; whose creativity is immersed within community and passion for the arts. From Raleigh, North Carolina but currently resides in Charlotte, NC, this local designer/photographer created a celebration of Black Excellence in the Carolinas by mixing his inspiration with art design.
CHARLOTTE FC vs CF MONTREAL
Join Charlotte FC in honoring Black Excellence at the match against CF Montreal, including a special prematch and halftime performance from HBCU Alumni Drumline. These special edition jersey numbers will be debuted by the players, limited edition retail will be available at the team store, and catch our matchday presentation.
JOIN US FOR OUR PRE-MATCH PANEL
Every type of success or measure of Black Excellence started with a dream. Charlotte Football Club brings together Black community leaders to share their personal declaration of what it means to be excellent and how they achieved success in the Carolinas. Join the conversation to be invigorated to inspire the next generation of Black Excellence.
Date: Saturday, June 24th | Location: Fahrenheit Rooftop | Time: 3:00 - 4:30PM
Run together, grow together. Charlotte Football Club collabs with Mad Miles Run club to celebrate Black Excellence in the Carolinas. Join us for a morning 5K with Mad miles run club that will end at a Black-owned business pop up. Dance along to the sounds of DJ Fannie Mae. Support local food trucks, apparel, jewelry, artwork, and more! Celebrate community, culture, and Black Excellence with Charlotte Football Club.
LOCATION: Atrium Health Dome Lot | 325 S Cedar St, Charlotte, NC 28202
DATE & TIME: June 17 | 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
SUGGESTED EVENT PARKING: McNinch Lot | 610 McNinch St, Charlotte, NC 28208
FREE TO ATTEND - REGISTER BELOW
- Shawn Glover
- Bel Flame
- Toushea Skincare
- West Scott Studio
- Another Food Truck
- 24th & Gold
- La Casa de la Cultura
- HBCU Pride Nation
- Stiletto Boss University
- Soft Szn
If you aren’t running/walking at the 5k you are still welcome to join the free festivities, shop your local Black business, and hangout with CLTFC!
ABOUT MAD MILES RUN CLUB
Vanity and Cornell W. Jones created the Mad Miles Run Club to offer runners a safe place to learn, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and catch goals! Whether you’re running daily, weekly, or just getting into a groove we’re here to support your journey.
Charlotte Football Club is committed to positively impacting our communities across the Carolinas through the shared love of soccer. We are excited to be a sponsor of the play zone for the upcoming Durag festival at Camp North End. We have collaborated with Uptown Football Club to host a one-day soccer tournament, the winner will receive a grand prize that will include CLTFC swag & tickets to the Black Excellence Theme Night Match that evening.
Uptown Football Club is is a community and club built and run by players, artists, and fans — old and new — of the most beautiful game in the world. We aim to create a culture that showcases street style through a blend of art and soccer, and shapes the next generation of Carolina ballers.
Durag Festival is an annual celebration to celebrate, reflect and foster innovation and creativity throughout the african diaspora. Durag Festival celebrates Black music, art, fashion, and culture while elevating Black creators and community. Durag Festival is hosted during Juneteenth to commemorate its significance of freedom and expression.