Mission Statement

The mission of the South Charlotte Thunder Athletic Organization is to promote and provide healthy and competitive athletic programs for home educators in the Charlotte area. Our aim is to be God-centered, believing that Jesus is Savior and Lord. All activities will focus on the growth and development of student athletes in a Christian and encouraging manner. 




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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Please reach out via email to southcharlottethunder@gmail.com with questions and comments.


The organization was formed in April 2016 in order to give North Carolina home educators in the Charlotte area an opportunity to participate in competitive middle and high school level sports. The South Charlotte Thunder is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status​ and a member of the ​North Carolinians for Home Education Athletic Commission - West Region (NCHEAC). NCHEAC facilitates a well-organized conference and state playoff system. Currently, the South Charlotte Thunder offers boys middle school, junior varsity, and varsity basketball programs. As interest levels increase, the goal is to add other programs and sports as well.

The South Charlotte Thunder was formed by three men (Jewel Abbott, Anthony Hailey, and Clay Broussard) who served as the founding Board of Directors for the 2016-17 season. In March of 2017, the Thunder welcomed Greg Johnson to the board. In March 2019, the Thunder welcomed Daniel Kern and Justin Bouldin to the board. Ron Broome joined the board in March 2020. In April 2021, Gage Alfredson joined the board. Grismar Westbrook became the newest board member in August 2021 while Tracy Gallimore joined a month later in September 2021. The board’s primary function is to set the direction and oversee all activities of the organization.

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

2020 - 2021

2021 - 2022

2022 - 2023

2023 - 2024

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Board of Directors

Grismar Westbrook

Board President

Joined August 2021

Daniel Kern

Athletic Director

Joined March 2019

Gage Alfredson

Joined April 2021

Jewel Abbott

Joined 2016

Chris Knox

Joined April 2024

Tim Ball

Joined April 2024

Tracy Gallimore

Joined September 2021

Thunder Fam Photos

2023 - 2024 Basketball

2022 - 2023 Basketball

2021 - 2022

Player Registration Information

Looking for player registration information and forms? Please check the Forms page of the site where it is published each fall.

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