The Charlotte Touchdown Club announced Friday it has raised $1 million for its endowment. The club has donated money to fund several scholarships for local athletes over the years and also gave money to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2010 to help middle school athletics.
“CMS middle school student-athletes continue to reap the benefits of athletic participation,” said CMS athletics director Sue Doran in a statement. “Over the past two decades, the Touchdown Club has invested $500,000-plus in Charlotte area high schools and colleges. The Touchdown Club ‘gets it’... they understand the impact that athletic participation has in the lives of 7th-12th graders.”
The club also announced that Charlotte Checkers owner Michael Kahn will fund a college scholarship to a senior athlete who “best exemplifies the spirit of community stewardship, academic excellence and accomplishment on the football field.”
The Michael A. Kahn Community Service/Scholarship Award – worth $10,000 per year for four years – will be announced at the Touchdown Club’s Bronko Nagurski Awards ceremony on Dec. 5.