Join us April 6, 2016Register
Join us on April 6th when the Charlotte Regional Partnership honors our 2016 Jerry Award winners for their significant and ongoing contributions to the regional economy.
Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Headquartered in Concord, N.C., Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports activities in the United States and employs about 800 people. Founded by Bruton Smith, SMI, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight first class racing facilities. One of SMI's premier venues is the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which hosts several Nascar races each year along with special events such as custom car shows and a holiday lights spectacular. The events offered throughout the year bring in more than $400 million annually and draw people from all over the world.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)
The Cental Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) exemplifies the spirit of the Jerry Awards. The CIAA, which is scheduled to move its conference headquarters to Charlotte, plays a prominent and vital role in helping Minority students and athletes succeed. Moreover, the CIAA Tournament is one of Charlotte's most prestigious events, drawing tens of thousands of fans to the are and contributing millions to the local economy. The tournament is also a wonderful opportunity to showcase the city of Charlotte as well as the Charlotte USA region.