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Cats Can't Grab Game 1 MILITARY CARE EVENT

In partnership with Bank of America and Family Dollar, the Charlotte Hornets host an annual Military Care event. This unique community initiative features volunteers packing more than 10,000 care kits complete with personalized notes from Hornets players, executives and fans and essential wellness items. With the help of military support group Operation Gratitude, Care Kits are shipped and distributed to active U.S. military men and women around the world.

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In partnership with Bank of America, the Hornets honor a veteran during one Hornets home game each month for his or her unwavering service to our country. Recipients are recognized prior to the national anthem, and during an on-court presentation at halftime, and are given tickets to the game. In addition, the Hornets donate $1,000 to the recipient’s charity of choice.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone, at any time, during the year. Self-nominations are welcomed.

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2017-18 Yellow Ribbon Recipients

Captain Carl Gamble, USAF, Retired - Press Release | Photos | Video

Private First Class James Crump, USA, Retired – Press Release | Photos | Video

Master Chief Petty Officer Pollyanna Neely, USN, Retired – Press Release | Photos | Video

Command Sergeant Major Andrew McFowler, USA, Retired – Press Release | Photos | Video


On November 7, 2014, the Military Order of the Purple Heart recognized the Charlotte Hornets as the first NBA Purple Heart team for our continued support of active military and veterans.

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