Groff to help grow Life Time Athletic’s footprint
CHARLOTTE – Johnny Groff will bring his 10-year industry expertise to all Life Time Athletic locations in the Charlotte region as the new senior general manager.
Groff opened Life Time Athletic Charlotte in December and has since been managing the 320,000 square-foot development in south Charlotte, the largest in Life Time Inc.’s portfolio.
In his new role, Groff also will consult with the leaders of Life Time’s two other Charlotte-area clubs (Town Center Plaza and Windsor Square in Matthews) to ensure growth and success through strategic business practices citywide.
“It has been my privilege to lead and serve the Life Time Athletic Charlotte team from the beginning,” Groff said. “While we have been an integral part of planting the ‘Healthy Way of Life’ seed in south Charlotte, it is my hope to see this mission continue to grow and affect the lives of many more people through the other two locations.”
The Greensboro native joined Life Time with a background in personal training, member services, sales, operations and business management in 2013.
Mangum named chief of police for school district
CHARLOTTE – Lisa Mangum, a 34-year veteran of police work, is set to become the new chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Police Department.
Mangum, who moved to Charlotte when she was 3 years old, is a graduate of CMS schools. She joined the department in 2014 after almost three decades with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Her career includes work as a patrol officer, homicide detective, patrol sergeant, street drug-interdiction sergeant and homicide sergeant.
The school board has to approve Wilcox’s appointment of Mangum. Longtime Chief Randy Hagler retired in June.
“Making sure that every student has an equal opportunity to learn and grow is important to me as a police professional and as a citizen,” Mangum said. “I’m honored to be able to help make that happen in CMS.”
Chamber holds golf tourney
MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is registering players for its sixth annual golf tournament.
The tournament starts at 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive. Registration is required to play. Registration costs $100 to play. Sponsorships range from $150 to $1,500.
Entry fees include lunch, dinner, snacks and raffle ticket.
Call 704-573-8282 for details.
Fort Hays State student makes deans honor roll
HAYS, Kan. – Bethany Lynn Donato, of Mint Hill, was among 1,601 named by deans at Fort Hays State University to the deans honor roll for the spring 2018 semester.
Students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.6 for the semester to qualify.
Donato is a junior majoring in political science.
Green Jeans accepting consignors for events
MATTHEWS – The Green Jeans Consignment Sale has opened registration for vendors interested in participating in Matthews and Lake Norman events.
The Matthews event will take place Sept. 11 to 16 at Levine Senior Center, 1050 Devore Lane. The Lake Norman event will be held Nov. 6 to 11 at 500 S. Main St., Mooresville.
Register at www.myconsignment
Visit www.greenjeanssale.com for details.
Pair of local players advance in golf tournament
CARY – Jonathan Brightwell and Christian Bailey advanced to the ninth N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship based on qualifying rounds July 2 at the Prestonwood Country Club.
Brightwell, of Mint Hill, hit one under par 72. Bailey, of Matthews, matched par.
The cut line fell at five over par 77, with 27 players advancing to the N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship that will be played Aug. 1 to 5 at Gaston Country Club in Gastonia.
Independence fall to Indy Eleven in pro soccer
Indianapolis – The Charlotte Independence fell to Indy Eleven 2-1 on July 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Jorge Herrera scored his third goal in as many games.
Independence defender Bilal Duckett was set off for a second yellow card in the 77th
minute, resulting in the Jacks finishing the game with 10 men.