Atrium Health Named “Official Healthcare Provider of Charlotte FC”

02.07.2022 Atrium Health News

Source: Charlotte FC

Multi-year partnership aims to reach younger generations, promote health and wellness for all

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Monday, February 7, 2022) – Charlotte FC and Atrium Health today announced a multi-year partnership that names the region’s leading health system as the “Official Healthcare Provider of Charlotte FC” ahead of the Club’s inaugural MLS season. Atrium Health becomes the third founding partner of the Club alongside Ally and Centene Corporation.

Under the agreement, which further strengthens the relationship of Atrium Health and Tepper Sports & Entertainment, Atrium Health will be the entitlement partner of the Club’s training facilities and of the Captain’s Academy, a monthly Charlotte FC community program aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students during the school year.

Atrium Health’s brand will also be featured on the training top sleeve of both the First Team and Academy, as well as on the sleeve of the Academy’s match kits.

“We are very excited to officially welcome Atrium Health to the Charlotte FC family and are proud to carry their name in close association with our brand,” said the CEO of Tepper Sports and Entertainment Nick Kelly. “Our mission goes beyond the playing and training fields. This partnership is about impacting the lives of younger generations in the Carolinas, supporting the community and promoting health and wellness for all.”

“Atrium Health is proud to be a founding partner and the ‘Official Healthcare Provider’ for Charlotte FC,” said Michael Parkerson, senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for Atrium Health. “The partnership goes beyond the pitch and is about caring for our athletes and fans, positively impacting youth, supporting our community and promoting health and wellness for all. We are extremely excited for the future of this partnership, this team and the first match!”

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is one of the leading, nonprofit, academic health systems in the nation, with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations.

The agreement will also support special soccer programming, such as youth clinics, to provide access for players to learn and experience the game through qualified Charlotte FC personnel.

The partnership will kick off alongside an event at Bank of America Stadium, where local media will participate in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the newest, state-of-the-art spaces which are part of the renovations to build an elite soccer venue in the Carolinas. Other renovations thanks to the partnership with Atrium Health include:

  • Updating the nursing rooms to promote a safe space for parents to pump and feed their baby.
  • Updating the Play60 space on the main concourse to be known as the Atrium Health Fit Zone, to allow for kid friendly activities geared toward soccer and football, depending on the sport season.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. It provides care under the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region, as well as Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health Floyd in Georgia and Alabama. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovationswhich is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.

About Charlotte Football Club

Charlotte Football Club is the Major League Soccer Club in the Carolinas. The Club’s mission is to be a unifying force that is bigger than one city and encourage a sense of belonging through a progressive, collective, and ambitious approach that guides efforts on and off the pitch. CLTFC is committed to driving growth through the sport and community outreach. Charlotte FC’s home is Bank of America Stadium which is currently undergoing soccer-specific renovations totaling $50 million. These updates will provide an elite venue for MLS matches and a unique experience for players and fans. Charlotte FC is owned by David Tepper and is a part of Tepper Sports & Entertainment, which also includes Bank of America Stadium and the Carolina Panthers. For more information, visit CharlotteFootballClub.com.