May 8, 2014

 

CHARLOTTEPREPS.TV KICKOFF NIGHT TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON 

2nd annual event will showcase schools that are familiar to the area, but in match-ups that are not commonplace in Charlotte high school football 

Charlotte, NC — Scholastic Sports Marketing is proud to announce the return of the “CharlottePreps.TV Kickoff Night, powered by OrthoCarolina. The event’s exciting doubleheader will return to Memorial Stadium the opening Thursday of the 2014 season, August 21st. New for this year, the event will feature an additional matchup, played at Providence Day on Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00PM.

“OrthoCarolina has been a proud supporter of high school football across the region for decades and we are thrilled to again partner with CharlottePreps.TV on another fantastic event.  This year’s Kickoff Night will be even bigger and better and OrthoCarolina is happy to support it,” said Blair Primis, Director of Marketing for OrthoCarolina.

First up, the north Charlotte Hough Huskies will take on Sun Valley, out of Union County. Coming off solid winning records last year, both teams look to prove dominance within their conferences with newly acquired head coaches.

For the second game of the night, the Charlotte Christian Knights, coming off last year’s Kickoff Night win over Sun Valley and second consecutive NCISAA State Football Championship, will take on the Mavericks of Mallard Creek. The Mavericks offer an exciting challenge for the Knights, as they too come into the game with a NCHSAA 4AA State Champion title. This game is set to occur around 7:45 PM, or approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. This is one of the first CMS vs. private matchups to be seen in regular season football play for quite some time.

Saturday’s game at Providence Day School will vet the Providence Day Chargers against Charlotte Catholic Cougars. Catholic looks to begin a new era in Cougars football at the Kickoff event as they welcome new head coach Mike Brodowicz. This, coupled with Catholic’s impressive 12-3 record from last season, set’s the Cougars’ up to improve upon their already impressive number five ranking in the state for the 2014 season. Providence Day finished last year’s campaign at .500. The Chargers, winners of the 2011 NCISAA State Championship, will be proud hosts for the first ever weekend installment of the Kickoff event.

“Year one of CharlottePreps.TV Kickoff Night exceeded our expectations and today we’re excited to introduce our plans that will take year two to an even higher level.  We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the official start of the football season!  We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from OrthoCarolina, CMS and all of the participating schools.  This event will raise money for the participating schools, CMS middle school athletics and continue to provide a positive experience for the youth of our community,” said James Companion of Scholastic Sports Marketing.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Middle School Athletics. In addition, local youth football leagues and teams will be invited to attend the event and be recognized throughout the night’s festivities.

The play-by-play radio broadcasts of the CharlottePreps.TV Kickoff Night games will air live on WFNZ, 610AM The Fan.  The games will be televised as well on a tape-delay on Time Warner Cable.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online: $10 for Thursday night’s doubleheader and $7 for Saturday’s game at Providence Day.

For more information please visit www.CharlottePreps.TV/kickoff.

 

GAME SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 21 – Memorial Stadium

Game 1: 5:30PM

Sun Valley vs. Hough

Game 2: 7:45PM*

Mallard Creek vs. Charlotte Christian

*Approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game

 

Saturday, August 23 – Providence Day

7:00PM

Providence Day vs. Charlotte Catholic

 

About CharlottePreps.TV

Title sponsor, Charlottepreps.TV is the hub for high school sports fans in Charlotte, NC. The    multi-faceted website offers fans direct access to local high school football related content. Live scores, mobile messaging, and in-depth coverage of everything related to Charlotte high school football. In addition, Charlottepreps.TV hosts the Charlotte High School Football Rivalry Series. The Rivalry Series highlights five (5) of the biggest high school football games in Mecklenburg county each year.

About OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving North Carolina and the Southeast since 1922. We provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative therapy. Widely known for musculoskeletal research and training, our physicians have specialized expertise in foot & ankle, hip & knee, shoulder & elbow, spine, sports medicine, hand, pediatric orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

OrthoCarolina. You. Improved.

About Scholastic Sports Marketing (SSM)

Charlotte, NC based Scholastic Sports Marketing is one of America’s fastest growing high school multimedia and marketing management companies. SSM represents some of the nation’s top

scholastic properties including the nationally televised Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, large athletic conferences, and some of the most prominent high schools in the country.

Scholastic Sports Marketing’s mission is to enhance the overall experience for high school     student-athletes by developing new revenue streams while fostering the image and awareness level of the athletic events, conferences and institutions in which they participate.

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