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Independence and Accuvision Eye Care Extend Partnership With New Four-Year Agreement

By CJ Bradley , 12/08/20, 9:45AM EST


Region’s leading eye care professionals, Accuvision Eye Care renewed as sponsor

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Independence and the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club have announced it will be extending its partnership with its official partner, Accuvision Eye Care.

Accuvision Eye Care has been a partner of the Jacks since 2019, during which time it has worked closely with the club to use the partnership to serve the entire Charlotte region and deliver exceptional eye-care for Independence fans and families.

As part of the extended and enhanced relationship, Accuvision Eye Care will make use of prominent matchday visibility at American Legion Memorial Stadium and on Independence channels to strengthen brand awareness.

While the partnership will provide continual marketing assets including digital, event, and direct marketing with the Independence, Accuvision Eye Care also secured the rights to be a presenting sponsor of one of the first-team’s home games each year of the agreement and will continue to help Independence Soccer Club host the Accuvision Eye Care Fall Classic.

With a strong line-up of benefits and assets from the Independence and the added reach and direct marketing capabilities to the 12,000+ families affiliated with Independence Soccer Club, Accuvision Eye Care will use the partnership to invest in making the community a better place to live, while growing its brand and services.

Commenting on the renewal, Tim Schuldt, President & COO at Charlotte Independence, said: “We’re thrilled that our partnership last year was successful, and that Accuvision Eye Care will be with us for four more years. They’re a leading service provider in our community and a terrific group of folks to work with, modeling tremendous generosity and exceptional customer service every day.”

“They’re a tremendous partner who shares in our values of serving this community,” stated Thomas Finlay, Independence Soccer Club’s Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the confidence they’ve shown in our organization to help them grow their business in the greater Charlotte region.”

Dr. Keith Pawlish, owner, Accuvision Eye Care, said: “Last year our partnership with the Charlotte Independence pro and youth organization was our first effort. We were thrilled with the results and look forward to partnering for the next four years, as we grow our Accuvision Eye Care brand and services.”

“We are also excited to launch the Accuvision LASIK Center with the best surgeons in the region and our partnership with the Independence is a great way to make people aware of that new service.”

ABOUT ACCUVISION EYE CARE: Accuvision Eye Care is the local eye specialist for all your optometry needs. We believe in ensuring our customers with the best eyesight and secure overall health issues. Our aim is to make you feel great, healthy and confident. We proudly serve our quality eye care facilities in Charlotte NC, Matthews, Gastonia, Concord, Winston Salem, Mooresville, Belmont, and Hickory. The services also include 24 independent eye care providers to ensure your family’s eye care needs. We offer contact lens examinations to general eye care, contact lens fittings, prognosis and assess overall eye health. We accept walk-ins, same day and online scheduled appointments. Accuvision Eye Care also assists in insurance and discount plans. We are recognized as a leader in our industry. For more information visit us at

ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE: The Charlotte Independence professional soccer team joined the United Soccer League (USL) Championship as an expansion team in September 2014. An ownership group led by Jim McPhilliamy, the President & Managing Partner of Major League Lacrosse’s Charlotte Hounds, acquired the USL franchise rights from the Charlotte Eagles. McPhilliamy and his investment group founded Queen City Sports Club with the goal of making Charlotte a better place to live through annual increases in both the quality and quantity of events that are provided for the community.

In the fall of 2018, Queen City Sports Club and the Charlotte Independence signed a 10-year lease to move to American Legion Memorial Stadium following a revitalization of the historic landmark set for the spring of 2021. The Independence is focused on building the profile of the club through culture, community and performance as the team moves to American Legion Memorial Stadium. For details on 2021 Season Memberships, visit or call 704-206-1515.

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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.

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