As Charlotte Pro-am, the summer league that made the city of Charlotte well known for many years ended his final season in 2001, Jeff McInnis, former UNC standout and veteran NBA pro had a vision. His vision was to create a new summer league, totally unique in it's own right, where the best NBA and current professional overseas players could compete during the summer with the best college players in the area. All this while creating an environment where the youth in the Charlotte community could meet these talented players up close and personal.
From 2001-2004 the league flourished under the guidance of Jeff McInnis, Corey Baker and Clarence Johnson. After the 2004 season, Jeff McInnis, due to his still ongoing NBA schedule and starting his own AAU Organization decided to step down as league organizer and sponsor. Around that time, Corey Baker relocated to Fayetteville NC to pursue his high school coaching and mentoring career. This left Clarence Johnson to keep the successful program going. He enlisted the help of Brett Badgett, a current player in the league and the two continued the tradition already in place with the same common goal, which was providing a youth initiative based program featuring the best talented basketball players in the area.
From 2004-2014 the league became known as the Pro-am of Charlotte. It's mission was to provide a youth initiative promoting healthy lifestyles through sports.
The most significant addition during this time period was the introduction of Anthony Morrow, local high school star, college standout at Georgia Tech and NBA veteran, as league supporter. Under the guidance of Clarence Johnson, Brett Badgett and Anthony Morrow the league grew tremendously and the community support reached new heights.
Community Initiatives: Free Youth Clinics, Cancer Awareness Day-Focus on Prevention and Early Detection Day, Chronic Disease Day and the Young Ladies Empowerment Program-Focus on Teenage Domestic Violence. With the birth of these programs Pro-am of Charlotte soon became known as a basketball league with something for the entire community.
Pro-am of Charlotte continues to be a premier NBA and NCAA certified pro-am summer league in the south. Great basketball, youth clinics and outreach programs all come together as one. Indeed something for the entire family. The current mission is still simply, "Fostering a Youth Initiative That Promotes Healthy Lifestyles Through Sports."
Pro-am of Charlotte
"Fostering a Youth Initiative That Promotes Healthy Lifestyles Through Sports."
We are a NCAA sanctioned and NBA certified pro-am.
We have had special appearances by NBA & NFL professionals such as: Stephen & Seth Curry, Hassan Whiteside, & Many More.
We have standout current college players and over 30 overseas professionals that participate.
We are the only pro-am in the south that has a ladies division.
"Fostering A Youth Initiative That Promotes Healthy Lifestyles Through Sports"
Our annual Cancer Awareness Day features guest speakers from Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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June 23 (Sat)
1:00 pm CLI vs. Carolina Militia
2:00 pm BFAM vs. Belmont Abbey
3:00 pm Press Sports vs. Prodigal Son
4:00 pm JCSU vs. Elevation Auto
5:00 pm Carolina Elite vs. FC Heat
June 24 (Sun)
2:00 pm Belmont Abbey vs. FC Heat
3:00 pm Elevation Auto vs. Prodigal
4:00 pm (L) Project Ten vs. Queen City Swarm
5:00 pm (L) Pink Invasion vs. CL Badgett Auto Showcase
6:00 pm Carolina Militia vs. Carolina Elite
June 27 (Wed)
7:00 pm Belmont Abbey vs. JCSU
8:00 pm Mims Enterprise vs. BFAM
July 7 (Sat) Cancer Awareness Day-Focus on Prevention and Early Detection
1:00 pm Mims Enterprise vs. CLI
2:00 pm Press Sports vs. Carolina Elite
3:00 pm BFAM vs. FC Heat
4:00 pm Prodigal Son vs. Carolina Militia
5:00 pm Elevation Auto vs. Belmont Abbey
July 8 (Sun)
2:00 pm (L) CL Badgett Auto Showcase vs. Project Ten
3:00 pm (L) Pink Invasion vs. Queen City Swarm
4:00 pm JCSU vs. Mims Enterprise
5:00 pm CLI vs. Press Sports
6:00 pm FC Heat vs. Prodigal Son
July 11 (Wed)
7:00 pm (L) Project Ten vs. Pink Invasion
8:00 pm (L) Queen City Swarm vs. CL Badgett Auto Showcase
July 14 (Sat)
1:00 pm Carolina Militia vs. BFAM
2:00 pm Press Sports vs. Mims Enterprise
3:00 pm Carolina Elite vs. Elevation Auto
4:00 pm JCSU vs. FC Heat
5:00 pm CLI vs. Belmont Abbey
July 15 (Sun)
2:00 pm JCSU vs. Carolina Militia
3:00 pm (L) Queen City Swarm vs. Project Ten
4:00 pm (L) CL Badgett Auto Showcase vs. Pink Invasion
5:00 pm YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC #1
6:00 pm BFAM vs. CLI
July 18 (Wed)
7:00 pm OPEN DATE (To Be Determined)
8:00 pm Prodigal Son vs. Carolina Elite
July 21 (Sat) Top Performers Day
1:00 pm YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC #2
2:00 pm YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC #3
3:00 pm Carolina Elite vs. BFAM
4:00 pm (L) Ladies Top Performers Challenge
5:00 pm Men Top Performers Challenge
July 22 (Sun) Summer League Hall of Fame Announcements
2:00 pm Elevation Auto vs. Mims Enterprise
3:00 pm Press Sports vs. BFAM
4:00 pm CLI vs. JCSU
5:00 pm Belmont Abbey vs. Prodigal Son
6:00 pm FC Heat vs. Carolina Elite
July 25 (Wed)
7:00 pm Press Sports vs. Belmont Abbey
8:00 pm Carolina Militia vs. Mims Enterprise
July 28 (Sat)
1:00 pm (L) CL Badgett Auto Showcase vs. Project Ten
2:00 pm (L) Queen City Swarm vs. Pink Invasion
3:00 pm East vs. West Alumni Classic
4:00 pm Elevation Auto vs. CLI
5:00 pm BFAM vs. Prodigal Son
July 29 (Sun)
2:00 pm (L) Pink Invasion vs. Project Ten
3:00 pm (L) Queen City Swarm vs. CL Badgett Auto Showcase
4:00 pm YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC #4
5:00 pm YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC #5
6:00 pm JCSU vs. Carolina Elite
August 1 (Wed)
7:00 pm Mims Enterprise vs. Prodigal Son
8:00 pm FC Heat vs. Elevation Auto
August 4 (Sat) Young Ladies Empowerment Program-Focus on Domestic Violence
1:00 pm (L)
2:00 pm (L)
3:00 pm (L) TEAMS TO BE ANNOUNCED
4:00 pm (L)
5:00 pm (L)
August 5 (Sun)
2:00 pm Press Sports vs. Carolina Militia
3:00 pm CLI vs. Carolina Elite
4:00 pm Elevation Auto vs. BFAM
5:00 pm YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC #6
6:00 pm Mims Enterprise vs. Belmont Abbey
August 8 (Wed) PLAYOFF DATE
7:00 pm JCSU vs. Press Sports
8:00 pm Carolina Militia vs. FC Heat
August 11 (Sat) PLAYOFF DATE
August 12 (Sun) PLAYOFF DATE
August 15 (Wed) PLAYOFF DATE
August 19 (Sun) PLAYOFF DATE
August 22 (Wed) PLAYOFF DATE