Independence SC Partners With Metrolina Association For The Blind
April 6, 2021 (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Charlotte Independence Soccer Club is excited to partner with Metrolina Association For The Blind to provide an opportunity to our blind and visually impaired community, by offering Blind Soccer, an adaptation of soccer for athletes with a visual impairment. The sport has been governed by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) since 1996 and is played with modified FIFA rules.
WHEN: SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH 1-3PM
FREE to visually impaired, All experience levels, Equipment provided
LOCATION: Langtree Upper/Lower Mooresville, NC
Email Fil Wilkinson or Jay Lockhart if you have any questions!
SIGN UP HERE: https://bit.ly/3f4phr7
ABOUT CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE SOCCER CLUB: In April 2019, the Charlotte Independence announced a historic formation of the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club (Independence SC). Independence Soccer Club is one of the top-10 largest, youth-to-professional clubs in the United States with a player network of close to 12,000 members, formed from existing youth soccer clubs of Carolina Rapids Soccer Club, Discoveries Soccer Club, and Lake Norman Soccer Club. Together, Independence Soccer Club is positioned to build a better club in serving the surrounding Charlotte-area soccer communities.
Independence Soccer Club is a comprehensive soccer club with playing levels for boys and girls ranging from recreation levels, ECNL, NPL, USL (United Soccer League) Academy, USL League Two, to the USL Championship. The creation of Independence Soccer from Carolina Rapids Soccer Club, Discoveries Soccer Club, and Lake Norman Soccer Club allows for pooled resources from all clubs, which effectively elevates player experiences and club programming, increases in coaches development opportunities, and strengthened partnerships with local municipalities and sponsors. The affiliation with the Charlotte Independence professional soccer team provides players a clear pathway to the highest level of professional soccer. The Charlotte Independence currently plays in the United Soccer League Championship at the Sportsplex at Matthews and is focused on building the profile of the club through culture, community and performance as the team moves to a revitalized 10,000-seat American Legion Memorial Stadium in the spring of 2021.
The creation of Independence Soccer Club has allowed for pooled resources from all legacy clubs, which has effectively elevated player experiences, expanded club programming, increased coaching development opportunities, and strengthened partnerships with local municipalities and sponsors. It has also enhanced marketing efforts, increased sponsorship opportunities, and facilitated future infrastructure development in every single community associated with the club.
ABOUT MAB: Metrolina Association for the Blind (MAB) has been in Charlotte since 1934. The Association's mission is to reduce, prevent or eliminate the daily challenges experienced by people living with blindness or visual impairment, and to facilitate the personal growth and development of such individuals. The two departments are Vision Rehabilitation Services which provides direct services to clients and Accessible Document Services that provides accessible document translation to corporate America. For more information on this project or MAB, call 704-372-3870 or visit www.mabnc.org.
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