A replica of the in-stadium throne will become a permanent fixture to celebrate patients who complete treatment
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Tuesday, February 28, 2023) – Charlotte FC and Atrium Health have partnered to produce a mini-throne replica of Charlotte FC’s in-stadium throne for patients and families at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital to enjoy.
The throne will become a permanent fixture in the lobby of the hospital and serve as an integral part of the discharge process for patients.
In celebration of the new addition, Charlotte FC organized a pizza party for patients at Levine Children’s Hospital last week ahead of the Club’s 2023 season opener.
The throne at Charlotte FC home games has been used in pre-game coronations, in-game celebrations, and post-game “Man of the Match” award winners to celebrate the joys of the beautiful game.
Similarly, the mini replica will provide encouragement and support to patients and families throughout their stay, as sitting upon the throne becomes a final celebratory ritual upon discharge from the hospital.
"We’re delighted to partner with Atrium Health to bring one of the most adored traditions at Charlotte FC to Levine Children’s Hospital in hopes of inspiring patients and families as they courageously battle to get and remain healthy,” said CLTFC President Joe LaBue. “On the pitch we look to the throne to enhance our spirit and power us on to victory. We hope this addition to the hospital discharge process does the same and encourages and empowers a new generation of kings and queens of our region.”
The new throne will be on display alongside the Carolina Panthers’ replica “Keep Pounding” drum, creating multiple opportunities for families and patients to mark the momentous occasion of leaving the hospital.
“We are so thankful for our partnership with Charlotte FC to continuously help enhance the hospital experience for our patients who are going through difficult medical challenges,” said Carrie Keuten, event coordinator at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital. “Nobody wants to be in the hospital and it’s especially tough on children, so our goal is always to provide the best, timely care that allows children to return home as soon as possible. Having such a unique way to celebrate going home will leave a meaningful impact on each family.”