NAACP Announces Great Wolf Lodge as the Host Hotel for 2010 State Convention

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The N.C. NAACP will meet in Cabarrus County this October

(July 1, 2010) – Cabarrus, NC – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced plans to hold the 2010 North Carolina NAACP State Convention at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC.

“The Cabarrus County Branch NAACP welcomes the North Carolina State Conference of Branches to our county for the 67th annual State Convention. We are pleased to announce the Great Wolf Lodge as the Convention Headquarters. This will be the first time NAACP will be staying at a theme hotel,” said Amos McClorey, president of the Cabarrus County Branch of the NAACP. “We also are pleased to announce that Bethel Baptist Church in Kannapolis, North Carolina will kick off the convention on Thursday October 7, 2010 at 10 am.”

“It is an honor that the NAACP State Convention is being held at Great Wolf Lodge“, said Phillip Cunningham, general manager of Great Wolf Lodge. “While we are known as a family destination, we are equally as skilled in accommodating and servicing conferences the size of NAACP. Our team is looking forward to welcoming this dedicated organization in the fall.”

Great Wolf Lodge is a first-class, full-service family destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the northwoods. Serving as The Carolinas’ Year-Round Family Resort™, Great Wolf Lodge offers 18,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space in addition to a comprehensive package of destination amenities.

“The NAACP is an extremely well-respected and prominent organization and we look forward to hosting the N.C. State Convention in Cabarrus County this fall,” said Donna Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

As a destination marketing organization, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to promoting Cabarrus County as a visitor destination and enhancing the complete visitor experience. We also represent and support the interests of the local tourism industry and promote public awareness of the importance of tourism. Visit our website at for more information.