FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Akbar Majeed
Charlotte, NC – January 27, 2009 – Concrete2Green, the country’s premiere urban soccer company has opened its 1st Concrete2Green Center in Eastland Mall to host indoor street soccer/futsal. In what was previously an ice skating rink in the mall’s lower level, C2G has laid down a futsal court (courtesy of Street Soccer USA) and plans to cover the entire 14,000+ sq. ft. space with 3 courts in the upcoming months to run a fully functional indoor street soccer/futsal facility.
There’s a big misconception throughout Mecklenburg County that Eastland Mall is no longer open to the public or a place worthy of supporting. Concrete2Green’s presence in Eastland Mall will undoubtedly breathe new life into Charlotte’s Eastside showing that the Eastside is still vibrant, alive and full of energy.
The first week of play was an overwhelming success and was well received by the community, players and mall vendors alike. “We’re the first to open a street soccer/futsal center in a mall in the country, and this is more than just soccer it’s about Urban economic revitalization, Youth and Community Engagement & Multi-Cultural Learning and Education,” according to Akbar Majeed, President & Co-Founder of Concrete2Green. Throughout 2009 the C2G Center will offer a number of events (i.e., clinics, tournaments, Brasilian Capoeria dance and open play for pick-up games).
For more information about Concrete2Green, facility hours of operation, events or if you are interested in partnering or sponsorship opportunities please call 704.248.4901 or email Akbar@concrete2green.com. Concrete2Green is also offering internships to local high school & college students.
Concrete2Green, (C2G) is a socially conscious grassroots company that uses innovative and eco-friendly strategies to grow the sport of soccer in inner cities, urban & underserved communities in the United States.