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Bobcats Help Build Better Lives

By Mark Kern
April 19, 2012

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Bobcats Chairman Michael Jordan has made it a focal point that his organization will be very involved with the Charlotte community and the Carolinas as a whole. On April 19 they continued their work towards this goal, teaming up with Habitat for Humanity and Husqvarna to build new houses for two local families.

Bobcats players Bismack Biyombo and Cory Higgins, Head Coach Paul Silas, assistant coaches Stephen Silas, Ralph Lewis and Rob Werdann, members of the front office staff and President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield all pitched in and were assigned different jobs such as painting, hammering in nails and even putting the siding on the house.

It was a great way for everyone in the organization to come together and help the community.

"It is important for us to earn our way throughout the community," said Whitfield. "Michael (Jordan) made it very clear that he expected us to be connected to the community. Even though this is just one thing, these type of things touch the lives of people that are a part of our community and fan base that needs help."

Biyombo and Higgins did their part by helping to paint both the inside and outside of the houses.

"The people here in our community come out and help support our team," acknowledged Biyombo," so we can return the favor to them by coming out and doing things in the community."

In all, it was a very successful day as everybody put in the hard work necessary to help get the houses closer to completion.

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