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Charlotte 49ers Alumni Baseball Scholarship

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
40 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 09, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Our crowdfunding time has been completed, but we are not finished!

April 25, 2017

All of those who have donated, thank you. Our 30 day clock has ended, but with that comes opportunity. 

The next step to finish fundraising for this project, has already been in the works. I have been working on reaching out to other former baseball alumni about the importance of this scholarship for a future Charlotte 49ers Baseball Player. With the platform fundraising being over, it now gives me the opportunity to ask for pledges for the scholarship. 

What is a pledge? A pledge will allow someone to give a monetary value over a period of months. For this purpose, I'm thinking 10 months. For example, someone can make a pledge of $500 over 10 months. For 10 months, we would charge their credit card only $50 each month...which is much easier than giving $500 upfront. 

I'm explaining this because if you know a former player who might be interested in donating, but can't give that $250 or $500 at once, giving $25 or $50 each month is much more feasible. 

We will finish funding this scholarship because of everyone who has already donated and those who have yet to. Please keep spreading the good word and give me a call at (704) 687-6063 or email at if you know others who would like to donate. Lets keep this moving! 



April 12, 2017

The baseball team was able to take 1 out of 3 games from one of the top teams in the conference and in the country this weekend, FAU. It was also the 10 year anniversary of the 48-win, A-10 regular season/conference tournament championships. The Class of 2007! They came, they saw, they enjoyed themselves!

We plan to do more of these events in the future. 

We are $8,850 away from our 25k goal. Help us make this goal a reality. Once the ball starts heading towards home plate, it will pick up more people and more money till we hit the scholarship number. 

Listen to Nick Rhodes talk about why scholarships are so important for out-of-state athletes!

The 10 day push!

April 04, 2017

We have 10 days and $12,850 left to raise! Check out below for something special that we have in place for the last 10 days. 

Thanks to generous Charlotte 49ers Baseball alumnus Eric Miller, any donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $3000 for the Charlotte 49ers Baseball Alumni Scholarship! 

The baseball team had a tough outing versus ODU this past weekend, but bring in FAU on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We're currently 5th in the conference with a 16-12, and 5-4 conference record, while FAU is 3rd in the conference. If you havent been to a game this season, or since it started...this would be a great series to bring the fire for our Niners! 

The flowers are blooming and the Niners are knee-deep in CUSA Play

March 29, 2017

Since the last time we spoke,

Baseball took the weekend series versus Louisiana Tech (who were nationally ranked) and improved to 15-9, 4-2 in Conference USA play. 

They came close last night, but lost in a heck of a slug-fest, 15-10 NC State. The Niners at one point put up 7 runs in the 5th inning. 

Currently, we are at 43% of our goal ($10,625). I know a lot of people have said that they will donate, and we are looking for some of those donations now. We have slowed down slightly. 

If you know anyone who played baseball at Charlotte or is a supporter of Charlotte, reach out and get them involved. Lets get this ball rolling even more! 

Make sure to click and WATCH the video of Eric Miller below. He talks about the first EVER Charlotte 49ers baseball game, and one of his proudest moments!

Team and Fundraising Update!

March 21, 2017

Currently, we're at 10 donors and a strong $10,450 with 24 days left. 

ALSO, the team won their first CUSA series versus FIU!

TONIGHT, they play at BB&T Park versus Wake Forest at 7:05PM and it will be broadcast on BeIN Sports!

Attached is something I've been working on for former players who's pictures I can find in our historical pictures drive. 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me ( or give me a call (704-687-6063).

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"Ceremonial First Pitch"

The 1998 squad broke 24 school records, including a 100-RBI season by Bo Robinson.


"The Triple Play"

Baseball placed 18 total players on the Chancellor’s, Dean’s, and Athletic Director’s List for Spring of 2016.


“The No-Hitter”

All-American seasons by Barry Shifflett, Tim Collie, Joey Anderson, James Matan, Bo Robinson, Brad McElroy, Adam Mills, Chris Taylor and Andrew Smith.


“Inside The Park Home-Run”

The team has collected 5 Academic All-Americans accolades in its history.


“The Perfect Game”

Chris Haney (2nd round), Brion Treadway (3rd), John Maine & Rob Lyerly (6th), Ryan Butler (7th) and Adam Mills (8th) each were selected in a Top-10 round of the MLB Draft.

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