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Carolina Speed Use Their Hands to "Build on the Dream"

January 28, 2008 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) - Carolina Speed News Release

CHARLOTTE, NC - During a weekend of city wide events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Carolina Speed players and coaches participated in the Hands on Charlotte "Building on The Dream" event. Led by former NFL great Mike Minter, the service project brought people from many different ethnic backgrounds together to help a non-profit organization move locations.

The Summit House helps female offenders keep their children by offering an alternative to incarceration. Women convicted of non-violent crimes that have custody of their children and/or are pregnant can participate in the residential program instead of going to prison and placing the children in foster care or with other family members. Further details about the program can be found on their website at

The Speed took on the task of cleaning up and moving large items out of the Summit House's former location on Fortune Street to their new larger location in the University area. Despite cold and rainy weather, the Hands on Charlotte project was extremely successful. "I was very proud of the players and coaches for coming out and giving their time for a good cause," proclaimed Head Coach Ervin Bryson. "I saw something very special in the players as they continued to work together in the rain to complete the task."

The Carolina Speed are gearing up for their second season in the AIFL. The Speed home opener is Saturday, March 15 at the Cabarrus Arena. Season tickets are on sale now at the Cabarrus Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. For more information, please call 704-920-3805.

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