About Charlotte Invasion: We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization whose mission is to empower and engage the athletic community through service, support and heart healthy lifestyle education.
Our Purpose: To collectively mobilize our team to community resource ambassadors to create leadership development opportunities in athletics and competitive basketball for young women to exhibit everyday excellence. We also strive to provide educational outreach to athletes, team members and supporters on promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy heart and lifestyle. We enhance our purpose by partnering to raise awareness and educate the athletic community on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and administration of CPR.
Our Vision: Utilize competitive basketball to create, educate and develop leaders who are dedicated community service champions.
Beyond basketball, our passion is saving lives and creating awareness surrounding a condition that affects young athletes every day. Based on current research – every 3 days, another young athlete in the US dies from sudden cardiac arrest. The Charlotte Invasion has partnered with the Omar Carter Charity to bring awareness and cardiovascular education to our community regarding how to quickly respond to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is among the leading killers of Americans, striking an estimated 382,800 people in the US each year. SCA is an abrupt loss of heart function caused primarily by the rapid and/or chaotic electrical activity of the heart. During SCA, the heart fails to pump blood to the vital organs.
About 9 out of 10 Americans who have suffered a SCA have died. This serious public health issue is close to our hearts and we have pledged to do our part in creating awareness and educating our community on life saving measures such as Compression-Only CPR. About the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League:The WBCBL’s mission is to provide highly competitive basketball for women age 20 and older (by May 1st). The competition level ranges from former college players to former NWBL and WNBA players and current international players. In addition, the WBCBL has built a networking relationship with professional international basketball scouts and agents to broaden the possibility of higher-level professional jobs being offered.