STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC and the Ibis Foundation have announced the formation of The Carter Payne Fund, established in memory of Carter David Payne, a member of the 2022 USL League Two team.
Payne, a Phoenix, Arizona, native, passed away on July 9, 2022, after being involved in a vehicle, pedestrian accident in Statesboro, Georgia. Payne was a member of the 2022 Tormenta FC 2 squad and a student-athlete at the University of Michigan.
Following the tragic loss of Tormenta FC 2 player Carter David Payne, The Ibis Foundation has created The Carter Payne Fund to accept donations on behalf of the Payne family.
The Ibis Foundation will accept donations in memory of Carter, which will go to the family and to funding a new Carter Payne Scholarship, in which one TFC Academy player’s team and uniform fees will be covered each year, starting with the TFC Academy’s 2023 season.
South Georgia Tormenta FC and The Ibis Foundation work together to promote the sport of soccer throughout South Georgia and the Low Country by providing resources and training opportunities to local youth at a significantly lower cost.
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