By Tiara Brown
April 4, 2014
For this year’s NBA Green Week, the Bobcats partnered with TreesCharlotte to help preserve one of Charlotte’s most valuable resources—its trees. Reid Park Academy students and Bobcats players Brendan Haywood, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeff Taylor worked tirelessly to plant a grove of trees at Reid Park Academy. Their efforts brought TreesCharlotte one step closer to achieving its goal of 15,000 trees planted in 2014.
TreesCharlotte was created as a public/private collaborative dedicated to planting 15,000 trees annually, primarily through volunteer efforts. The collaborative also educates Charlotte’s residents on the importance of the canopy and ways to plant and preserve trees. TreesCharlotte is an unparalleled civic engagement initiative that will help build stronger neighborhoods and communities. Through its NeighborWoods program, TreesCharlotte will plant more than 5,000 trees this year in neighborhoods, on school and housing campuses and in parks. TreesCharlotte also supports reforest efforts to plant thousands of small trees in natural areas.
Past Community Reports:
Mar. 28: Bobcats, Family Dollar and Wells Fargo Partner for Military Care Event
Mar. 14: Cats Partner with Charlotte Family Housing
Mar. 7: Bobcats Charity Silent Auction Now Online!
Feb. 14: Bobcats and Lowe’s Celebrate Black History Month
Feb. 7: Bobcats Partner with Classroom Central During Spurs Game
Jan. 31: Dunk Hunger Update
Jan. 24: Charlotte Rescue Mission to partner with the Charlotte Bobcats at the Community Corner
Jan. 17: Dunk Hunger Cereal Drive
Jan. 10: $140K Donation to the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser
Dec. 20: Happy Holidays
Dec. 13: United Way's Project 1,000 Calling
Dec. 6: New Community Corner
Dec. 3: Thanksgiving In Review
Nov. 22: 1 Day, 2 Great Events
Nov. 15: Bobcats Staff Service Week
Nov. 15: Staff Service Week Gallery
Nov. 8: Community Report Debuts