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Charlotte Independence and Heal Charlotte Team up to Host Second Community Clinic

October 19, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Charlotte Independence News Release

CHARLOTTE - As part of the "One Club, One Love" campaign, the Charlotte Independence and Charlotte Independence Soccer Club staff have teamed up with Heal Charlotte, club corporate partners, and first-team players to provide free community clinics over the next 12 months.

After a successful first One Club One Love Community Clinic in August, the second clinic of the year will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Keith Family YMCA.

Brandon Miller, Goalkeeper, Charlotte Independence, said: "I'm really excited heading into our second clinic with Heal Charlotte. The response on both ends was very inspiring. The club and their sponsors have gone out of their way to make it a great day for the kids involved which is amazing to see. We are really looking forward to building a great relationship with the Charlotte community."

Saturday's session will be free to the first 40 kids, 6 years to 12 years old. To sign-up, please contact Greg Jackson at

Jackson, Founder, Heal Charlotte, said: "This is an awesome opportunity to have some sports activities for the kids in the midst of COVID-19. We want to thank the Charlotte Independence, Brandon Miller, and the Keith family YMCA. We can't wait to continue this partnership."

The Independence have also teamed up with three of their corporate partners: Chick-fil-A, Dick's Sporting Goods and Novant Health. Chick-fil-A each will provide nutritious lunches for the participants. Dick's Sporting Goods has donated soccer equipment to be used the clinic and Novant Health will be providing masks and additional health resources to every child.

The goals of the clinics are to reach kids 6 to 12 years old, with a positive message about physical fitness, nutrition and values learned through sports. The other goal of the clinics is to drive awareness of and donations to the two non-profit organizations that serve the greater Charlotte region.

The Independence will host at least 20 more clinics, similar to Saturday, over the course of the next year with a goal to benefit areas of the community that are underserved and economically challenged, especially in the face of the global pandemic.

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