Bobcats Ready to Dunk Hunger
November 20, 2010
Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield announced today the organization will provide Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina with more than $20,000 worth of non-perishable food items this winter as part of its annual Season of Giving activities. A canned food structure resembling the Bobcats locker room at Time Warner Cable Arena was unveiled tonight in the building’s Trade Street entrance lobby, and will serve as a reminder to fans to bring canned and other non-perishable food items to games between now and December 21.
"Hunger is one of our community’s most pressing issues, and between the generosity of our fans and our new owner we should be able to severely limit its reach this winter with this canned food drive," said Whitfield.
This is the fourth consecutive year that a structure composed of non-perishable food items or more has been erected in the Trade Street lobby to raise awareness about the need for donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. This year’s structure includes more than 40,000 cans of food, weighs more than 40,000 pounds, and was built with the help of architects from Odell Associates to draw attention to the number of children affected in the Charlotte-area by hunger. The structure was completed earlier in the week by volunteers from BSE and Odell Associates.
Donations can be made at Time Warner Cable Arena’s four main entrances; Fifth Street, Trade Street, Lowe’s Home Court and the Executive Entrance. Every fan that brings non-perishable food items or makes a monetary donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will receive a buy one, get one free ticket offer for any weekday game in December.
Bobcats Sports & Entertainment operates the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Time Warner Cable Arena, celebrating its fifth anniversary in the heart of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The Bobcats are in their seventh season of play in the NBA. Tickets for all home games are available at online at bobcats.com, by phone at (704) BOBCATS, or at the LifeLock Box Office at Time Warner Cable Arena.
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