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2023 CLT Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Freedom School Partners

Airport Community Partnerships, supported by Charlotte Douglas International Airport, hosted the 4th annual CLT Charity Golf Tournament on April 3, 2023, at Ballantyne Country Club.

A record $115,384 was raised. Tournament proceeds will benefit Freedom School Partners and its Summer Literacy Program at Renaissance West STEAM Academy. Since 2019, the tournament has raised nearly $362,000 for local nonprofit organizations. Read the 2023 news release.

For more information about becoming an event sponsor and future tournaments, please check the tournament website

About Airport Community Partnerships

Airport Community Partnerships is comprised of companies that operate out of, are based in, or have business with Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Airport and its business partners thrive on the west side of Charlotte, and want our neighbors to thrive, too. We believe we can make a difference in our community when we come together.

With just three tournaments under its belt, ACP has raised $250,000, which Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill Industries’ Construction Skills Center, and the Renaissance West Community Initiative are using to better the lives of Airport neighbors.

Freedom School Partners

Reading is at the heart of Freedom School, and it creates the foundation for everything they do. Academic strength is built on literacy, and its scholars gain the skills (and passion) to become lifelong readers and learners.

Freedom School Partners changes the future for under-resourced students by giving them three life-changing tools: literacy skills, character strengths, and a community that believes in them. More than 83% of children maintained or gained reading ability during Freedom School in 2022. And after attending Freedom School, 97% of parents reported an increase in their child’s confidence in their reading ability.

Scholars participate in cooperative learning, role-playing, group discussion and creative writing, while engaging in dedicated reading times and building personal libraries.

The site at Renaissance West STEAM Academy is Freedom School’s largest, serving students from across west Charlotte.

The summer reading program has made all the difference in the lives of students once struggling to enjoy reading. Read more and follow Connections Don't Just Happen at the Terminal at and on Airport social media @CLTairport and use the hashtag #CLTconnects.

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