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Community Report: 1 Day, 2 Great Events

By Kate Hussman
November 22, 2013

The Bobcats hosted two great events on Nov. 21, first partnering with Lowe's in the Educational Grant program and then kicking off the Season of Giving with the annual Hoops for Hope event.

Lowe’s Grant
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The Bobcats and Lowe’s are continuing to demonstrate their commitment to education! Earlier this year, the organizations launched the Bobcats and Lowe’s Book Bus, a mobile literacy bus that travels to underserved schools, and on Nov. 22 they announced the five lucky recipients of their first annual Bobcats and Lowe’s Educational Grant program. Education, along with hunger and wellness, is one of the three primary pillars of the Cats Care Foundation. Therefore the Bobcats, in partnership with Lowe’s, have pledged to giveaway $50,000 every year for the next three years to deserving organizations who are dedicated to educating our youth. This year’s grant recipients are: 100 Black Men of Charlotte, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, United Way of Central Carolinas, Freedom School Partners and the Allegro Foundation. Congratulations to these amazing organizations! The Bobcats and Lowe’s are proud to support the amazing work you do.

Hoops for Hope
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The Bobcats officially kicked off the Season of Giving with the annual Hoops for Hope event on Nov. 22 at Strike City! Bobcats players James Southerland, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeff Adrian and Jannero Pargo served over 100 children from A Child’s Place and their families a traditional Thanksgiving dinner before joining them for a night of bowling, ping pong and pool. The children enjoyed turkey and all the fixings and then had a great time visiting with Rufus, the Lady Cats and members of the Bobcats team. After a night of fun, each child left with a brand new backpack stuffed with winter essentials!

Care. Serve. Repeat.

Past Community Reports:
Nov. 15: Bobcats Staff Service Week
Nov. 15: Staff Service Week Gallery
Nov. 8: Community Report Debuts