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Champions Chain Reaction

Champions Chain Reaction

On August 8th, The WIE CHAMPIONS held a "Chain Reaction" where each person shared the things in his life that formulated his initial prejudices toward people not like them and what they've done to change this attitude. The purpose of the "Chain Reaction" is for members of the group to get to know each other better and "get ahead of the curve thus preventing what happened in Charlottesville and other areas in the country".  Comments from participants were things like "It made me feel uncomfortable but I found out that there were others who've had similar experiences", "Being able to share my experiences made me realize how far I've come toward being more acceptable of others", "I now have a bond and an appreciation of others of different cultures".

The 2+ hour session was moderated by Gwen Garnett, WIE COO and Program Coordinator.  WIE's consultants are experts in conducting authentic and meaningful conversations that build trust across race and culture.

The Champions are the men's affiliate of WIE and support its mission — "Building Trust Across Race and Culture".  The group meets for breakfast the last Wednesday of the month from 7:30 - 8:30 at The Mayobird on East Boulevard.


We have enthusiastic coaches and players who are all working hard for the upcoming soccer season in the fall. We are asking for your support so that we may purchase some basics for our program. In total, we are seeking $4,500.

Our budget:

  • $2,500 to purchase game day materials such as home and away jerseys, shorts, shin guards, socks, and long sleeve warm-up t-shirts. The team will be voting on our final choice. We welcome your vote as well.
  • $1,000 to supplement and stock our training supplies, including soccer balls, cones, training vests, nets, etc. We have some of all of this, but most of it is old, so we'd like to repair and replace them.
  • $1,000 for incidental expenses, like snacks on game days throughout the season

If you are able, please consider making a gift in support of our team or give us a hint on who might be interested in helping us. Your gift is tax deductible. Please make checks payable to West Charlotte High School and send them to Joseph Ewoodzie, P. O. Box 7139, Davidson, NC 28035. We plan to place our order for materials by the third week in July so we would be grateful for your response by July 21, but we'll take it whenever we can get it.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Joseph (Piko)--on behalf of West Charlotte Boys Soccer