We hope this summer finds you all enjoying your coach in his downtime, although it seems to be busier than ever with camps, additional sports, and squeezing in weddings and vacations. We here at the AFCWA have been working on your 2018 AFCWA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you have not been to Charlotte, you will want to join us in this beautiful city, rich in culture, sports, and family-friendly activities. This is the first time that Charlotte will be hosting our event and we have some exciting new opportunities for our members!
On Monday, a custom, progressive lunch will allow members the chance to explore a few restaurants around Charlotte and receive VIP service while enjoying the support and camaraderie of one another. You may register and pay for this event along your membership dues and convention registration. We have mainstreamed our site and our forms to make the process easier and more convenient for you.
A NEW TWIST on our traditional hospital visit combines service, sports, and speed as we will collaborate with Levine’s Children’s Hospital, Luke’s FastBreaks and Hendrick Motorsports. We will be collecting school team t-shirts (donated by AFCWA members) throughout the months of August and September which will be sent to Luke’s FastBreaks to customize them into medical shirts for use by children receiving care. These custom medical shirts allow medical access in a comfortable shirt with cool styles highlighting your teams from all levels. The medical shirts will be presented to Levine Children’s Hospital during our visit. You can find more information on how to donate a t-shirt on our website. Charlotte is known for NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports will be joining us in this effort and will add some star power to our visit. We know that you ladies have huge hearts for service and our list of those wanting to go on the hospital visit always exceeds available slots. Levine Children’s Hospital is going to provide additional slots for the visit this year and there are going to be some fun ways you can qualify for a chance to join us for this trip. Be sure to check our social media sites for these opportunities.
Our Hospitality room will continue to be a place of warm welcome where you can meet up with old friends and make many new ones. Our programs on Monday will give you new ideas, help you plan for the future, and refresh your commitment to this “wife life.” We will still have our annual Luncheon with a speaker that promises to entertain and inspire on Tuesday afternoon.
We hope to see you in Charlotte as we meet in the spirit of support, service and camaraderie. Come laugh, share stories, gain and share knowledge, hug, and leave feeling ready to face whatever comes next.
Your AFCWA Board of Directors