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MDA Hosts Annual Charlotte Muscle Team Event
May 15, 2015 10:33am

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2015 - Charlotte’s top professional athletes are set to share the spotlight with children served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the annual Charlotte Muscle Team® event on Tuesday, May 19th at the Charlotte Convention Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Charlotte Muscle Team is a unique social event that pairs top professional athletes and firefighters, with an “MDA Buddy” (a local child living with a neuromuscular disease) for the evening to raise awareness and funds for families in the Charlotte area served by MDA.

Charlotte Muscle Team is a unique social event that pairs top professional athletes and firefighters, with an “MDA Buddy” (a local child living with a neuromuscular disease) for the evening to raise awareness and funds for families in the Charlotte area served by MDA.

WWE Wrestling legend, and longtime friend of MDA, Sgt. Slaughter, will be among some of the pro athletes attending this year’s event. MDA will also proudly welcome Carolina Panthers: Thomas Davis, Jonathan Stewart and Brandon Williams. Also, joining for the evening will be Mike Wallace, Kenny Wallace, Perry Swenson, Chris Brady, Brad Lambert and many more.

This year, MDA will present Mike Wallace, NASCAR driver, with the 2015 Joe Martin Champion of Spirit Award. This annual honor recognizes outstanding individuals in the Charlotte community who make a difference in spreading awareness of neuromuscular diseases and help further MDA’s mission to find treatments and cures.

Charlotte Muscle Team 2015 coaches include Ronald G Sherrill, chairman and CEO of SteelFab, Inc., Ellen Ruff, partner at McGuireWoods and Clarence L. Ray, Jr., retired from CB&I. For a listing of committee members, visit www.charlottemuscleteam.com .

This year’s event is also made possible by Title sponsor CITGO, with help from Muscle Team Exclusive Dinner Underwriter sponsor Wells Fargo, Exclusive Cocktail Sponsor, Rolle Oral & Facial Surgery, Exclusive VIP Reception Sponsor, Hall of Fame Sponsors, including Polytech Inc., Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte, SteelFab, Nucor, and Arch Insurance Group.

Funds raised at the event directly benefit local families in the Charlotte area served by MDA and the Association’s programs of research and health care services, including a weeklong summer camp at Camp Bethelwoods in York, S.C.


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