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Charlotte Independence Make Charitable Donation to the Novant Health Cancer Institute Buddy Kemp Support Center

By Charlotte Independence Communications, 11/08/21, 5:45PM EST


Proceeds were collected from the club’s Breast Cancer Awareness Jersey Auction during the month of October.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 8, 2021) - The Charlotte Independence today donated the proceeds from their Breast Cancer Awareness Jersey Auction to the Novant Health Cancer Institute Buddy Kemp Support Center. The pink, black and grey kits were worn by the Jacks on Saturday, October 16 during Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by Novant Health. 

“It’s an important part of our values, doing good works in our community and a commitment that goes beyond playing great soccer,” stated Tim Schuldt, President and COO of the Charlotte Independence. “We’re honored to partner with Novant Health, our players and our supporters to raise and donate these funds to a cause that has impacted so many of us.”

The October campaign was focused on increasing awareness and encouraging early detection mammograms in the Charlotte community. Breast cancer patients and survivors from the Buddy Kemp Support Center, and beyond, were invited to attend the match.

The Novant Health Cancer Institute Buddy Kemp Support Center is designed to help patients and their families cope with cancer. From a comfortable, home-like setting to a variety of counseling services and even a boutique with beautiful wigs for patients who have lost their hair from chemo treatments, they help patients feel empowered to manage the changes that come after a cancer diagnosis. You can read the 2020 Buddy Kemp Impact Report here.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Charlotte Independence and their commitment to giving back to the community. The funds raised from the jersey auction will help support our patients at the Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center with transportation resources and other pressing needs as they navigate through their care,” said Barbara LiPira, Senior Director, Novant Health Cancer Institute.

To learn more about other ways you can donate to the Novant Health Cancer Institute Buddy Kemp Support Center throughout the year, visit their website.


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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Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,300 physicians and over 35,000 employees who provide care at nearly 800 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2021, Novant Health was the highest-ranking healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list. Diversity MBA Magazine has also included Novant Health on its 2020 list of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” In 2020, Novant Health provided more than $1.02 billion in community benefits, including financial assistance and services.

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