May 2023: Tailgate - Charlotte FC
Per quale squadra tifi? Charlotte FC, of course!
CCI-NC had a blast at the Charlotte FC vs New York City FC match on May 6th! The evening kicked off with a good ol' fashioned tailgate.
As guests mingled, they indulged in a mouthwatering spread of delicious food and drinks, including a delightful gelato station that added a sweet touch to the festivities!
Our gathering point behind the official Supporter Group tailgate area buzzed with energy, complete with lively music, talented Face Paint artists, and an exciting Kid's Zone filled with inflatable attractions. To add to the excitement, we hosted an engaging raffle, with the grand prize being a coveted Charlotte FC jersey signed by none other than Coach Lattanzio and the entire Charlotte FC team. Congratulazioni al fortunato vincitore!
The pre-game celebrations reached their peak at 6:00 p.m., when we joined the passionate Charlotte FC supporters in the traditional march to the stadium. The atmosphere was electric, setting the stage for an exciting match ahead.
The game itself was a spectacle. Charlotte FC got off to an impressive start, scoring a goal within the first ten minutes.
NYC FC fought back fiercely, resulting in yellow cards for both sides in the 14th minute. With an even score after halftime, anticipation filled the air. Finally, in the 74th minute, Charlotte FC delivered a decisive goal, sealing NYC FC's fate and securing a triumphant victory.
However, the true highlight of the entire match occurred right at the beginning. The young participants of the Percoso di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Bambini had the honor of escorting the Charlotte FC team onto the pitch. This extraordinary moment not only provided an unforgettable experience for the children involved but also shone a spotlight on our organization, showcasing our commitment to fostering community engagement.
The tailgate and match were incredible opportunities to connect with passionate soccer fans from across the city. CCI-NC takes immense pride in supporting the local community's unwavering love for the beautiful game. We look forward to creating more memorable experiences and continuing to fuel the soccer spirit in the future.