|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.
|YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM
In partnership with Bank of America, the Charlotte Hornets honor military service members and veterans for their unwavering service to our country. Yellow Ribbon recognizes military heroes during one Hornets’ home game per month. Recipients are featured in the Hornets’ game time program, honored prior to the national anthem and during an on-court presentation at halftime, and are given tickets to the game.
To nominate a service member or veteran for this season’s Yellow Ribbon Program, please click here.
2016-17 Yellow Ribbon Recipients
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cantwell, USA, Retired - Press Release | Photos | Video
|FIRST NBA PURPLE HEART TEAM
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.