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Hounds Have Spirit!

March 19, 2016

November 1, 2012



Charlotte Hounds

Contact: Wade Leaphart



Spirit Communications Renews, Boosts Sponsorship with Charlotte Hounds

Spirit Communications named Official Telecommunications Provider


Charlotte, N.C. (November 1, 2012) - Charlotte Lacrosse LLC announced today that Spirit Communications, headquartered in Columbia, S.C., has been named Official Telecommunications Provider of the Charlotte Hounds.

Spirit Communications will have an elevated presence with the Charlotte Hounds, on and off the field.  Elements of the partnership include game day signage, print, web, social media, email communication, networking events at Hounds HQ and the “Spirit Award” for a player and fan who show outstanding enthusiasm and effort during regular season home games.

"The inaugural season of Major League Lacrosse in Charlotte was a great proof of concept for the Hounds.  Spirit had the faith and foresight to join us early on and we couldn’t be more excited about the renewed and expanded partnership.  As a customer, we can honestly speak to the quality of their service and solutions for voice, network, Internet and conferencing.  As a partner, our mission is to be a catalyst for Spirit’s growth in the region," said Wade Leaphart, Hounds Chief Operating Officer.

“Spirit Communications is proud to be a part of the growth and excitement that is Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse,” said Roddy Broadnax, Spirit Director of Marketing.  “We can think of no better way to enhance our image than by providing innovative services and products for this fast growing sport and sharing the Spirit in Charlotte.”


About Charlotte Hounds

In January 2011, Major League Lacrosse announced a league expansion for the 2012 season that included Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC. The team began play April 28, 2012 at historic American Legion Memorial Stadium. In their first season, the Hounds averaged 5,700 in attendance and finished with a 5-9 record as an expansion team. For more information, please visit


About Spirit Communications 

Spirit Communications is the premier provider of innovative telecommunication services in North and South Carolina. It operates its own cutting-edge MPLS network and provides voice, data and Internet solutions to a cross section of businesses, government agencies and healthcare organizations throughout the Southeast. For more information, please visit