Holiday Food Drive to Feed Families in Need
Charlotte, N.C. - The Charlotte Invasion will host its 1st Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive, in conjunction with Silhouette Hair Studio – 3117 N Sharon Amity Rd in Charlotte – from November 3rd through November 24th. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected through the month of November leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. All food donations will go directly to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry located in Mecklenburg County, which will provide emergency groceries for families in need.
Charlotte Invasion women’s semi-pro basketball team has already made an impact in the Charlotte community by hosting a free basketball clinic for youth ages 8-14. The clinic, which started on October 4, will run through November 22nd at Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center on Tuckaseegee Rd and has boasted more than 50 young athletes in attendance each week.
“We have a dedicated commitment to making a difference in the community in which we reside. It means everything to this organization to be able to give back through the basketball clinics and now with this upcoming food drive,” says Tonya Phifer, Charlotte Invasion owner.
For more information on where to drop off donations, youth basketball clinics or team information, please visit our website at www.charlotteinvasion.com or call our Director of Marketing, Alexis Davis at (919) 673-6736 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Jade Tinner joined the WBCBL in August 2014 as the Director of Marketing, after serving several years as a operations manager, sales specialist and sports marketing intern.
Originally from Texas, she graduated from Canyon High School as a standout basketball player. Tinner was named 2008 State Girls MVP and First Team All-State after winning back to back state championships with the Lady Eagles in 2007 and 2008. She attended the University of Missouri Kansas City as a Division I student-athlete to purse her degree in business. She graduated from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management with a B.B.A. in Marketing in 2012.
Upon graduation, Ms. Tinner continues to play basketball with the Kansas Lady Nuggets, of the WBCBL, who finished 2nd in the Midwest Region for the 2014 season.
She is actively involved with Krimson Kourts Inc. National Service Organization and Delta Sigma Pi: Professional Business Fraternity. She is also an active board member for the sports programs for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, as well as a volunteer with the Young Achievers program for the YMCA.
"We are excite to have her on board and her help in building the brand recognition of the WBCBL in professional sports."
Charlotte Invasion partners with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation to host Free Basketball Clinics at Bette Rae Thomas Center Charlotte, N.C. -
The Charlotte Invasion women’s semi-pro basketball team is set to host a series of free basketball clinics in conjunction with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation starting Saturday, October 4th and continuing through November 22nd. The free clinic, from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. is open to youth ages 8-14 and will take place at the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center on Tuckaseegee Road in Charlotte.
The clinic is a great way to learn basketball skills from players and coaches alike. It is also an opportunity for the community to meet the Charlotte Invasion coaching staff and team. Charlotte Invasion partnered with the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center to serve as its home gym for basketball games during the 2014 inaugural season. “One of our main focal points when we started this organization was the community, and these free clinics are giving us the chance to hold tight to our mission,” says Charlotte Invasion owner, Tonya Phifer. Join them on Saturday, October 4th at 8 a.m. for the first clinic in this 8 week series. Pre-registration is required.
For more information on how to register, please email email@example.com or call (704) 432-3048. Or contact Alexis Davis, Director of Sales/Marketing, Charlotte Invasion at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 480-8053.
About Charlotte Invasion: Our purpose is to provide ladies ages 20 and older in and around our community the opportunity to compete in basketball beyond amateur status. The vision of the organization is to create a positive impact on the community by developing athletes into positive role models with the desire to exhibit excellence in everyday life. For more information, visit our website at www.charlotteinvasion.com.