The Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation raised a record $191,000 at its 10th annual "Let Me Play" luncheon to surpass its goal and eclipse the $1 million mark overall in monies raised.
The "Let Me Play" Luncheon was held at the Charlotte Convention Center and attracted many of Charlotte’s most accomplished female corporate and community leaders. The event, conceived by Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose, is designed to mobilize influential women in the Charlotte area in support of women’s athletics and share with them the importance athletic participation can play in the development of young women.
"I wanted the attendees to understand the character building and leadership development skills that were taking place while student-athletes were preparing for their athletic and academic endeavors," said Rose. "I want them to know that we’re preparing young women to be tomorrow’s leaders."
As part of the recent campus celebration of International Education Week, the Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars inducted 40 new faculty, staff and student members and awarded the 2013 honorary membership to The World Affairs Council of Charlotte.
New members were recognized for their excellence in international research, international study and for contributions to the internationalization of UNC Charlotte and the larger Charlotte community.
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte was honored for its many and diverse programs that focus on education and world affairs. “The Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent political world,” said Dr. Michael Thompson, chapter president and associate professor of Public Health Sciences.