|Jr. NBA Clinics
Jr. NBA is in place to promote youth basketball participation and the benefits young people get from playing the game of basketball. Through these clinics, kids ages 7-14 in Charlotte are able to learn skills like sportsmanship, teamwork and discipline.
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|HOOPS & DREAMS
In partnership with Ashley Furniture HomeStore and local non-profit Beds for Kids, the Charlotte Hornets host Hoops & Dreams—an annual event providing local children with new beds and bedding donated by BedGear, Tempur-pedic and Ashley-Sleep.
Throughout the year, Charlotte Hornets players, Honey Bees and Hugo the Hornet visit children at the Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital to spread a little joy and Hornets goodies. They are always sure to make special appearances during the holidays.
|HUGO’S LITTLE HEROES
Hugo’s Little Heroes, presented by Sprite, allows children who have been supported by Bee Mighty, to shadow Hugo the Hornet on game day. Bee Mighty provides funding for medical therapy and equipment to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates. Each of Hugo’s Little Heroes help welcome the Hornets players to the court, serve as an Anthem Buddy, assist with Hugo’s t-shirt toss and so much more.
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|SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLINIC
Our Special Olympics Clinic has been teaching basketball fundamentals since 2005. Through a partnership with Bojangles’, we host more than 100 Special Olympics athletes from the state of North Carolina for a day of fun on the court with Hornets players. The athletes develop their dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defensive skills while rotating through different stations. Before the athletes hustle on the court, they are treated to an elaborate Bojangles’ spread.
|BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CLINIC
PRESENTED BY BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NC
Charlotte Hornets players and Hugo the Hornet host “Bigs” and “Littles” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte for a day of basketball, fun and exercise. “Littles” from ages 6-13 participate with “Bigs” in a variety of stations including passing, shooting, ball-handling, fitness and layups.
|ST. JUDE AFFILIATE CLINIC NIGHT
During a Charlotte Hornets home game in March, we honor children who are patients at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at the Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital—a comprehensive cancer treatment center. Patients and their parents are treated to a VIP evening including transportation, fine dining and the Suite life, plus an in game announcement.
|CODY ZELLER SOCK DRIVE
Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller is encouraging fans to help him and the team collect socks to help those in need within the Charlotte community. The Cody Zeller Sock Drive is presented by Hanes® with all the proceeds benefiting The Salvation Army's Center of Hope Women and Children’s Shelter, an emergency shelter in Charlotte.