Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield announced today the team would wear green uniforms for the final two home games of the regular season as part of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) inaugural Green Week initiative. The uniforms represent BSE’s commitment to the Recycle and Win program, recently launched in Mecklenburg County by Bobcats corporate partners Coca-Cola Consolidated and Harris Teeter.
"When fans see our green uniforms, we want them to think about the environment and the things they can do to make our community a better place in which to live and work," said Whitfield. "That effort really starts at home, and the Recycle and Win program can be the first step for many in developing new ‘green’ habits that can help us sustain our planet and become better stewards of our natural resources."
Designed to increase curbside recycling rates in the greater Charlotte area, the Recycle and Win program rewards residents who utilize red “Curb It” recycling bins adorned with a “give it back” sticker. More than 270,000 stickers were mailed to single family homes in Mecklenburg County in February, and Coca-Cola Recycling Prize Patrols drive through Mecklenburg County neighborhoods every week identifying program participants and rewarding those they see with $50 gift cards to Harris Teeter. Members of the Bobcats dance team, the Lady Cats, and team mascot Rufus Lynx will join the Prize Patrol later this month as the program hands out $26,000 worth of gift cards over the course of the year.
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