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Charlotte Bobcats And Sports Radio 610 Am Wfnz Team Up To Collect More Than 2,600 Turkeys And Over $28,000

The Charlotte Bobcats partnered with Sports Radio 610 AM WFNZ and the “Primetime with the Packman Show” to collect more than 2,600 turkeys, over $28,000 and boxloads of canned goods and other holiday items during the first annual “Street Turkeys” turkey drive.

Following the remote radio broadcast of the “Primetime with the Packman Show” on November 26 the turkeys were distributed to local agencies, including Community Food Rescue, Loaves & Fishes Food Bank and Salvation Army Women & Children’s Shelter. The Bobcats donated $6,000 to the effort and provided a Bobcats fan pack to each donor who donated an item on-site at the radio broadcast.

“We are thrilled at the response and action from the Charlotte community to assist their neighbors who are less fortunate during the holidays,” said Ed Tapscott, Charlotte Bobcats executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Making a difference in the community is a big part of the Bobcats organizational mission in Charlotte and we feel fortunate to have been able to partner in such a heartwarming cause. To host an effort like this is gratifying to us and the action by Charlotteans was phenomenal.”

“Street Turkeys was an incredible event,” said Mark Packer, host of the ‘Primetime with the Packman Show.’ “It was great to see all walks of life participate… from giant corporations to the Boy Scouts to kids with their allowance money. It was the Charlotte market at its finest.”

The Charlotte corporate community also joined in the effort, including a $10,000 donation by US Lec and 111 turkeys donated by Wilburn Auto Body. Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Jordan Gross also contributed $1,000. Several businesses provided in-kind support, including Town & Country Ford, Boardwalk Billy’s and Perfect Image Printing.

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