Two Organizations Honor Military Hero Corporal Carl Morgan at Bobcats Game for His Service
March 26, 2014
The Charlotte Bobcats and Wells Fargo today honored Corporal Carl Morgan for his military service with a newly renovated home during the first half of the Bobcats and Brooklyn Nets game.
A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Corporal Morgan is currently medically retired and resides in Charlotte. He joined the military to make a difference with his life and serve his country. While enlisted, he was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medial (1 Star), Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon (Afghanistan), National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terror Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon among other awards. Corporal Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury and a blown optic nerve in his right eye on October 2, 2011 and currently suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“It is a great feeling to receive such a home,” Corporal Morgan said. “It was a great surprise. I really don’t know what to say. I am speechless.”
On Tuesday, the Bobcats, Family Dollar and Wells Fargo partnered together for the Military Care Event at Time Warner Cable Arena. The unique community initiative in which members of each organization prepared, packaged and donated over 10,000 care kits to military troops overseas. As part of this community impact program with the Bobcats, The Wells Fargo Foundation also presented two local military and Veteran organizations with grants to support their work in the Carolinas.
Earlier this season, the Charlotte Bobcats and Wells Fargo announced the Yellow Ribbon Program, an initiative that honors veterans for their unwavering service to our country during one Bobcats home game per month. Award recipients are honored prior to the national anthem and given six tickets to the game for them and their family. The two organizations also presented each recipient with a check for $1,000.
About Cats Care
Through its Cats Care initiative, Bobcats Sports & Entertainment is committed to helping the needs of the community in the areas of education, hunger and wellness. Bobcats players, coaches and staff are actively engaged in the community, volunteering their time and efforts to serve these key areas.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,000 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 264,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.