Cary, NC (March 6, 2023) — The North Carolina Football Club and Lenovo start the second iteration of the Starting STEM campaign with a free field day for program participants on Friday, March 10th, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET at WakeMed Soccer Park. More than 200 local elementary school students and teachers will join North Carolina Courage players and staff as the culmination of the Starting STEM program, presented by Lenovo.
“The importance of STEM in the Triangle has grown exponentially, and we are proud to host the Spring 2023 Starting STEM field day along with Lenovo volunteers, allowing us to introduce local students to STEM at a young age.” said North Carolina Football Club President Francie Gottsegen. “This field day allows students to interact with soccer activities and STEM related experiences, as well as virtual reality activities. We appreciate and thank Lenovo for their support and their contributions to this amazing program.”
Starting STEM, launched in spring 2022, gives hands-on STEM curriculum and programming to elementary school teachers and students in North Carolina by utilizing soccer examples to improve student interest and performance. Additionally, Starting STEM has provided educational workshops and free Lenovo tablets to teachers.
“Lenovo is proud to partner with North Carolina Football Club for the second year as part of our continued commitment to promoting early STEM education in our home state,” said Lenovo NA Chief Marketing Officer Gerald Youngblood. “Through the Starting STEM program, students observe the parallels between science and sport through various creative problem-solving and soccer-related activities. Students leave with an understanding of how STEM applies in every area of their lives, including on the soccer field, as well as new level of enthusiasm that they can bring back to the classroom.”
Further information about the Lenovo Starting STEM program can be found here.
Students and teachers participating in the Starting Stem day will receive tickets the NC Courage home opener against the Kansas City Current on March 25th at 2 p.m. ET.
NCFC will opens their 2023 regular-season home schedule on Friday, March 17th, when they host South Georgia Tormenta FC at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets for the matches are available for purchase at https://www.northcarolinafc.com/tickets/.
The North Carolina Courage start up their 2023 regular-season home schedule on Saturday, March 25, when they host the Kansas City Current at 2 p.m. ET. Tickets for the match are available for purchase at www.nccourage.com/tickets.
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About the North Carolina Courage
The North Carolina Courage are a Division I professional women’s soccer team and are in their seventh season of play in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The team was established in January 2017 after owner Steve Malik acquired the Western New York Flash following their 2016 NWSL Championship Season and moved the team to North Carolina. Since relocating to Raleigh, the NC Courage have won three NWSL Shields, the inaugural Women’s ICC Championship, the 2018 and 2019 NWSL Championships and, most recently, the 2022 Challenge Cup. For live game updates and more information on the NC Courage, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Courage Season Ticket Memberships and individual game tickets at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, can be found here.