¨Founded in 1991 by two City of Charlotte Park and Recreation Department employees:
Anthony James - AssistantCenter Director at DoubleOaksRecreationCenter
Cynthia Smith-Perkins - AssistantCenter Director at EarleVillageRecreationCenter
¨Non-profit organization -- began club with youth primarily from the Double Oaks/Fairview Homes and EarleVillage areas.
¨Youth ages 5-18.
¨Membership is open to all children residing in MecklenburgCounty and expanded Metro area.
TYPES OF FUNDING
¨Registration Fee - each club member is required to pay $100 (registration fee doesnot include the cost of uniform).
¨Donations - majority of club funding comes from donations solicited from individuals, civic groups, corporations, small businesses, fraternities, sororities and churches. ¨Fundraisers - are an integral part of the Charlotte Flights Track and Field Club's existence.Listed below are fundraisers sponsored or participated in by the club:
CAR WASHES RAFFLES STADIUM CLEANUPS TEE SHIRT SALES PATRON/PLEDGE LIST CONCESSION SALES
CLUB ACTIVITIES Meet/Event Timing
¨Track and Field Competition --Local --State --Regional --National
¨Cross Country Training
¨We love children.
¨Members will become more healthy and fit individuals, physically as well as spiritually.
¨Opportunities will be provided for:
¨Exposure to diverse groups.
¨Exposure to college campus life.
¨Exposure to college coaches/programs.
¨Positive role models.
¨Positive peer and parental support.
¨Assistance is provided in obtaining academic and/or athletic scholarships for our club members.There are currently 118 Charlotte Flights track members who have received academic and/or athletic scholarships.
The Charlotte Flights 20th Anniversary Banquet was sponsored by
The Charlotte Flights offer event timing services for various fun runs, 5ks, cross country, high school and college meets. Contact Alvin Woods at 704-236-4512 or Anthony James at 980-722-2303 or Pearl Williams to discuss your event.