The Charlotte 49ers recently partnered with IMG College for the multimedia rights. IMG College is the leading multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company in America representing more than 200 of the nation's top collegiate properties including the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. IMG College is the leader in capturing consumer devotion to college sports through partnership opportunities in multimedia rights, licensing, events and hospitality, marketing, stadium and arena development, stadium seating solutions, ticketing, sales, and consulting.
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Harris Teeter was co-founded by North Carolina grocers W.T. Harris and Willis Teeter in 1960. Today, over 200 stores operate in eight states and the District of Columbia. Harris Teeter recognizes the unique opportunities provided through athletic sponsorships to add value and reward their customers. Over the years, Harris Teeter has sponsored sports organizations and events ranging from the NFL, NBA, PGA, NHL to college athletics. Harris Teeter is the official grocery store of Charlotte Athletics and the Charlotte 49ers are proud to have their support.
One of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, Carolinas HealthCare System has a diverse network of more than 791 care locations throughout North and South Carolina. Premier facilities include Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, Sanger & Vascular Institute, CMC Neurology and The Transplant Center. Carolinas HealthCare System’s mission is to create and operate a comprehensive system to provide healthcare and related services, including education and research opportunities, for the benefit of the people they serve. Carolinas Healthcare System is the official healthcare partner of Charlotte 49ers athletics.
OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving North Carolina and the Southeast since 1922. They provide comprehensive musculoskeletal services including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative therapy. OrthoCarolina also provides the official team physicians of Charlotte 49ers athletics.
The original Bojangles’ Restaurant opened in Charlotte in 1977. Today, Bojangles’ lays claim to over 500 stores in more than 10 states. Bojangles’ has several locations on the Charlotte campus and has become a favorite amongst fans and students alike. Bojangles’ is a natural partner for Charlotte 49ers athletics.
The Coca-Cola Company boasts one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Throughout their 127-year history, Coca-Cola has become synonymous with athletic competition. Today, The Coca-Cola Company has partners at nearly every level of athletic competition from the Olympics to recreational sporting events. In 2012, The Coca-Cola Company added the Charlotte 49ers as a new partner. As a result, Coca-Cola Consolidated brands are the “Official Beverage Provider of Charlotte 49ers Athletics”.
McDonald’s is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 34,000 restaurants in 119 countries serving nearly 69 million people every day. As part of a global network of local family restaurants, McDonald’s and their owner operators are proud to give back to the communities they serve. Whether it’s supporting a local sports league, helping talented young athletes, or taking steps to improve our neighborhoods. The Charlotte 49ers are proud to have McDonald’s support as a partner.
Founded in North Carolina in 1946, Lowe’s has grown to become the second largest home improvement retailer in the world. Lowe’s remains committed to offering high-quality home improvement products at everyday low prices, while delivering superior customer service. Never Stop Improving is more than a tagline at Lowe’s. They strive every day to improve both the community and environment.
Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy is credited with the invention of the boneless chicken sandwich. This innovation led him to open the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in 1967. Today, Chick-fil-A has over 1,700 locations in 39 states. Chick-fil-A has maintained a presence in college football since their first sponsorship of the Peach Bowl 16 years ago. Given their strong ties to the sport, Chick-fil-A is an obvious partner for the Charlotte 49ers as we begin to build our own football legacy.
CPI’s custom-designed security systems have kept families and businesses in the Southeast safe for more than 20 years. Through their advanced security offerings, CPI is leading the way in protecting what matters most. This superior quality of service is the result of their efforts to be involved in every aspect of their business. CPI is one of the only security companies to design, install, monitor and service their own security systems. Additionally, CPI has invested millions to create the most advanced central monitoring station in the country.
As a family-owned, full-service tire and automotive center, Griffin Brothers has been serving the Charlotte area since 1961. They are committed to providing customers with outstanding workmanship and products at a fair price. Griffin Brothers are responsible and active members of the community evidenced through their continued support of Charlotte 49ers athletics.
The UNC Charlotte Alumni association works to help over 100,000 alumni stay in touch with and meet others in the 49ers family. The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association leads several major social events on campus each year, such as homecoming, the Alumni Awards Banquet and football tailgates. They also organize travel and learning programs across the country and around the world. The Alumni Association provides lasting support for the Charlotte 49ers that carries far beyond the field of competition.
For generations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has offered its customers high quality health insurance at a competitive price and has led the charge toward better health and health care in North Carolina. The BCBSNC network includes more than 90% of the doctors and more than 98% of the hospitals in our state. BCBSNC encourages all 49ers student athletes and fans to try something new, take on a challenge and live with confidence because you have the freedom to Live Fearless with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina behind you every step of the way.
With more than 540 locations in 78 countries, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. Hilton continues to be synonymous with hotel because of their innovative approach to products, amenities and service. The Hilton Charlotte University Place is a convenient lakeside hotel located adjacent to Charlotte’s main campus. Truly a home away from home, The Hilton Charlotte University Place is perfect for fans traveling to support the Charlotte 49ers.
In 1984 John Schnatter opened the first Papa John’s Restaurant. Today, Papa John’s is the recognized leader of the pizza category and now owns or franchises approximately 4,200 restaurants in all 50 states and in 35 countries. Papa John’s main focus is to consistently deliver a traditional, superior-quality pizza. Just like the 49ers, Papa John’s success depends upon their ability, as a team, to work together to achieve their goals and expectations.
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, Arcadia Student Living will truly be a one of a kind community. Arcadia will offer unique floor plans ranging from one to five bedrooms. Residents will benefit from a private shuttle to and from campus, study lounges, bocce and volleyball courts, multiple outdoor fire pits, amongst many other amenities.
UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and the leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, UPS manages the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. As the Official Logistics Partner of the Charlotte 49ers, UPS has been able to spread their logistical expertise through the Charlotte 49ers community.
Carolina Ford Dealers include five conveniently located dealerships throughout the greater Charlotte area. Their network of dealers offer the best cars, trucks and SUVs Ford has on the market. Come check out some of Ford Carolinas automobiles on display at the next home football game.
MillerCoors has three hundred years of combined brewing history. As a result, they’ve been able to put together a distinct portfolio of over 30 beer brands that cater to every different type of beer drinker. North Carolina lays claim to one of MillerCoors three East Coast breweries. Their ties to the state make MillerCoors a natural partner for the Charlotte 49ers.
As the leading convenience store operator in the Southeastern United States, Kangaroo Express understands that providing a fast, friendly and clean shopping environment in convenient locations is what brings customers into the stores and keeps them coming back. The company is committed to providing this experience to customers at more than 1,500 locations in 13 states. With locations near campus, Kangaroo Express is proud to serve the Charlotte 49ers.
The North Carolina Education Lottery was signed into law in 2005. Since then, the Lottery has raised more than $3 billion for state education programs. Some of the programs supported by the North Carolina Education Lottery include reduced class size in early grades, academic pre-kindergarten programs, school construction and scholarships for needy college students. 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to education expenses.
Founded in the Carolinas in the 1960s, Hardee’s has grown to become one of the five largest fast food restaurant chains in the country. With several locations near the Charlotte campus, Hardee’s restaurants are valued assets to the university community. The Charlotte 49ers are proud to have Hardee’s as a partner and encourage all 49ers fans to “Eat like you mean it”.
The Charlotte 49ers are proud to have Barnes & Noble as a partner. Located within the campus Student Union, The Barnes & Noble College Bookstore offers everything students need ranging from textbooks to software and computer accessories. Barnes & Noble at Charlotte has one of the lowest margins in the nation on new textbooks. Students also benefit from 100% price match on all local textbook prices as well as buy back programs.
TOPTEAM’s dedicated health and wellness professionals provide superior customer care throughout the Charlotte area. Their cohesive TEAM specializes in all aspects of the golf game including functional movement, strength and conditioning, chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutrition, swing coaching and biomechanics. TOPTEAM’s advantage of diverse backgrounds and expertise, allow a comprehensive focus on the common goal of each client.
AAA Carolinas is a diverse organization with a strong presence in the automotive, travel and insurance businesses. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, AAA Carolinas has 1300 employees who look out for over 1.8 million members in North and South Carolina. Their successful track record has made AAA Carolinas one of the largest and fastest growing AAA clubs in the country. AAA Carolinas members benefit from 24-hour roadside assistance, savings on auto repair, access to the largest travel agency in the Carolinas and more.
Charlotte’s local Dave and Buster’s is just a few exits away from campus next to the Concord Mills Mall. Dave and Buster’s is the only place where you can enjoy great food and drink, play hundreds of awesome arcade games and watch the 49ers on TV. Dave and Buster’s support for Charlotte athletics is evidenced every Monday night when they host the Charlotte 49ers’ Coaches Show. Each week the show features head football coach Brad Lambert, or men’s and women’s basketball coaches Alan Major and Cara Consuegra. Stop by for big-time fun served up by the friendliest people in town.
Found in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. They operate a network of company-owned and franchise-owned stores in the United States and international markets. Domino’s Pizza’s vision illustrates a company of exceptional people on a mission to be the best pizza delivery company in the world. Visit one of the many Domino’s Restaurants throughout the Charlotte area.
Jani King is the world’s largest commercial cleaning franchise company with more than 12,000 franchisees. Jani-King has partners across the sports industry including NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS and NCAA programs. Their staff is dedicated and works hard to keep their customers happy by providing the best results. Whether you own a major event facility or a small business, Jani King’s janitorial services will work with you to create the best cleaning solution for you.
YP is North America’s largest local search, media and advertising company. Their singular mission is to develop innovative solutions that connect consumers and businesses. The company’s wide range of print and digital advertising products are designed to address the evolving local search needs of consumers and help advertisers grow their business.
Located one mile away from campus, Millennium One offers an all-encompassing, new living experience that aligns perfectly with the trendy, yet sophisticated college lifestyle. Millennium One supports their student residents’ productivity by providing an array of unique resources. Residents benefit from free transportation, a computer lab and an on-site 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center.
Headquartered here in Charlotte, Lean Sigma Professionals provide exceptional performance solutions for businesses by employing their in-depth expertise in “Lean Six Sigma”. The focus of Lean Six Sigma is to solve business problems that hurt business performance in various areas. Focusing on Lean Six Sigma is a proven blueprint used to increase a company’s profits by reducing mistakes, eliminating unnecessary expenses and enhancing revenue generation.
Located across the street from campus, Circle University City will be an extremely convenient option for Charlotte 49ers students when completed. Truly a unique community; Circle University City will boast features such as on site study lounges with smart boards, pool with multiple fire pits, a large lawn equipped with a movie screen, fitness center and game room just to name a few. Circle University City will also be in compliance with the National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
Northwestern Mutual utilizes a wide range of resources to offer clients customized solutions that will help meet their individual financial needs. Their representatives have exclusive access to world-class products and services such as life insurance, disability income insurance, education funding alternatives, retirement solutions, estate analysis and business needs analysis. The Charlotte branch of Northwestern Mutual is one of the largest in the country including more than 165 dedicated financial representatives.
University Eye Associates’ mission is to provide a level of vision and eye health care that exceeds their patients’ expectations. Their eye care team accomplish this through the use of attentive listening, clinical expertise, genuine caring and innovative, state-of-the-art technology. University Eye Associates offer an array of services including eye examinations, laser vision correction, sports vision, low vision, children’s vision, urgent eye care services, contact lenses and glasses. University Eye Associates has three different locations, including one just off campus.
Yellow Cab of Charlotte, a premier taxi company, serves local Charlotte area residents and those visiting our wonderful city. Their drivers constantly strive to incorporate the latest technology into their taxis in order to provide the best possible service to you. Yellow Cab blends state-of-the-art taxi dispatch technology and good old-fashioned cab service to provide unparalleled service.
The Edge and University Walk are both owned by American Campus Communities; the nation’s premier operator and manager of luxurious, academically-oriented student housing. Both properties offer individual liability leases, include free utilities and feature swimming pools, basketball courts, and fitness centers. Apartments as large as four bedrooms and four bathrooms are available to provide students the upmost flexibility.
The Belk College of Business is committed to creating an inclusive culture that inspires a passion for knowledge and intellectual growth as well as a dedication to service. Accredited by AACSB International, the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte offers outstanding business education programs. One of the Carolinas' largest business programs, the Belk College of Business boasts more than 2,700 undergraduate students, nearly 700 graduate students, 79 full-time faculty and more than 21,000 alumni.
49 North and University Village are ideal residential communities for Charlotte students. Each property is located approximately ½ mile away from campus and offer an array of amenities specifically geared to benefit today’s college student. Both communities offer features ranging from resident clubhouses equipped with pool tables and video games, computer centers, tanning beds, basketball courts and even a roommate matching programs.