Building Community Through Spirit: Spotlight On Creative Player Foundation

Building Community Through Spirit: Spotlight On Creative Player Foundation

Building Community Through Spirit: Spotlight On Creative Player Foundation 150 150 Joedance Film Festival


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Building a sense of community is a pillar of Joedance that has a deeply rooted meaning. One of the final revelations Joe shared in his speech at McCallie was about community. He spoke about the importance of community while fighting a disease so powerful. Joe used his community to regain strength time and time again.

Over the years, we’ve gained so much strength through the support of our Joedance community! Now, 11 years later, we continue to honor Joe’s legacy by growing our community through valued partnerships. This year, we’re excited to announce our partnership with the Creative Player Sports Foundation in Charlotte, NC.

Building Community Through Spirit

Cultivating a strong sense of community is also an essential part of the foundation at Creative Player. Their goal is to use soccer as a tool to enhance the lives of children in need by engaging them in educational opportunities. By building community through soccer and leadership training, they seek to remove barriers by bringing children together from different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

For over 10 years, Creative Player Sports, Inc. has reached thousands of young soccer players in the greater Charlotte, NC area with its highly acclaimed soccer learning system. The Creative Player Sports Foundation was originally founded in an effort to bring this training system to children from lower income families. Their goal is to provide access to sports and educational programming, removing the socioeconomic and cultural barriers that prevent children in at-risk urban communities from participating due to high costs. They aim to use soccer as a motivational tool to encourage children in impoverished areas of Charlotte to succeed in different aspects of their lives.

Moving Forward Together

Building a strong and supportive community is something that’s important both personally and professionally. Joe reminded us of the value of community during his battle. Now, as we continue to move forward through these challenging times, community is more important than ever.

We look forward to our partnership with the Creative Player Sports Foundation as we continue to grow. It’s wonderful to be a part of such a strong community here in Charlotte, NC. Together, we can all move forward in strength and support for a better tomorrow.