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YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

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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2018-19 Yellow Ribbon Recipients

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MILITARY CARE

In partnership with Bank of America, the Charlotte Hornets host an annual Military Care event. This unique community initiative features volunteers packing care kits complete with personalized notes from Hornets players, executives and fans and essential wellness items. With the help of USO of North Carolina, Care Kits are shipped and distributed to deployed service members around the world.

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FOUNDATION MILITARY GRANT

In partnership with Budweiser, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation provided a mobility service dog to a veteran in the Carolinas as a part of the Hornets' ongoing commitment to recognize, thank and support military service members and veterans for their unwavering sacrifice and service to our country.

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HORNETS SALUTE

In partnership with Bank of America, Hornets Salute recognizes active duty service members in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Hornets team with the USO of North Carolina to host eight service members stationed in North or South Carolina at various home games throughout the NBA season.

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VETERAN INTERNSHIP STIPEND PROGRAM

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Fox Sports Southeast donated $200,000 to Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Veteran Employment Fund to establish the Veteran Internship Stipend program. This program allows veterans to pursue internships for academic credit while earning an hourly wage to help support themselves and their families. Stipends are awarded for both fall and spring semesters. LEARN MORE

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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. Photos | Video