The Pineville Pilot News Briefs May 2014

Spay, neuter clinic seeks donations for pet food pantry

Spay Neuter Charlotte recently launched a new community pet food pantry and is in need of donations.

The new pantry will offer free pet food at both of the organization’s locations, including the Pineville site at 10833 Pineville Road, on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People also can donate any kind of dog or cat food at the Pineville location, or the NoDa location at 2017 N. Davidson St. in Charlotte.

“Our goal has always been to provide spay/neuter and wellness services that are of the highest quality and affordable,” said Cary Bernstein, founder and executive director of the organization, in a news release. “The Pet Food Pantry and our free surgery program are designed to help deliver on that promise and support pet owners who may need a little assistance in caring for their pets.”

The clinic also will provide 70 free surgeries each month to people whose pets need to be fixed, but can’t afford the surgeries. That initiative is a partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control and the ASPCA. Find more information on Spay Neuter Charlotte at its website,


Charlotte Soccer Academy breaks ground on new sportsplex

Charlotte Soccer Academy held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 9 to mark the start of construction for the organization’s new soccer complex site on Dorman Road.

Called the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex, the site will eventually serve as Charlotte Soccer Academy’s permanent home and will include five artificial turf fields and one natural grass Premiership Turf field. That part of the project likely will be completed this fall. Additionally, the long-range project on the 47-acre development also will include a 20,000-square-foot building for the club’s offices, pro shop, concessions, locker rooms and showers and a gym with a sports/physical therapy center from Architect Sports and Physical Therapy. When complete, the complex will serve as a premier site for regular season play, tournaments, specialized training, camps and showcase

The new Pineville location was chosen based on player commute, access to Interstate 485, location of amenities such has hotels and shopping centers and the long-range plan for Dorman Road as a direct connection to Carolina Place

Charlotte Soccer Academy is one of only two clubs in the Carolinas to offer all levels of play within the United States Youth Soccer Structure. The club serves more than 4,500 families and is one of the largest clubs in the country, according to a news release.

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