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August 16
​Board Proclaims 'NC Courage Day in Wake County'

The Wake County Board of Commissioners welcomed the North Carolina Courage to its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, as the board proclaimed it “NC Courage Day in Wake County.” The proclamation honors the unparalleled success of the Cary-based women’s professional soccer team and recognizes its contributions to our community.

“We’re proud and honored that the NC Courage calls Wake County home,” said Board of Commissioners Chair Jessica Holmes. “Not only do they represent world-class athleticism, but they also serve as role models to young women and youth soccer players across Wake County and around the globe, demonstrating sportsmanship and teamwork.”

The board presented the players and coaches with a Wake County challenge coin to commemorate the occasion. Immediately following the recognition, the team signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.

Representing Wake County on the World Stage
Seven NC Courage team members competed in this summer’s FIFA World Cup.

Four played for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, which defeated the Netherlands, 2-0, in the final game to win the contest. It was the second consecutive World Cup win for the U.S. Women’s team.

Three additional members of the team played in the World Cup for their respective home countries of Brazil, Canada and New Zealand.

Last year, the NC Courage took home the treble, winning the National Women’s Soccer League regular season, the NWSL championship and the Women’s International Champions Cup. No other professional women’s soccer team in the United States has achieved this feat.

Learn more about the NC Courage and upcoming games here.


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