Be There When We Fly Again

Hornets Sports & Entertainment strives to create a safe, healthy and enjoyable atmosphere for all fans, guests, employees, players and performers that enter Spectrum Center. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked closely with state, county and city officials, local health agencies, infectious disease specialists, our own medical experts and the NBA in an effort to develop health and safety protocols for Spectrum Center. The health of all those who visit Spectrum Center is our top priority.

As our team looks to make winning plays on the floor, we ask you to help us Make Winning Plays in the stands by following established health and safety procedures. Please review the information below in preparation for your return to Spectrum Center. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Hornets COVID-19 Response

Charlotte Hornets Foundation’s Monetary Contribution to Community Partners

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation has committed $250,000 to go towards emergency relief efforts. This includes $100,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund established by United Way of Central Carolinas and Foundation For The Carolinas, along with $25,000 each to three local nonprofit organizations to assist in immediate needs caused by COVID-19 – Carolina Farm Trust and Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in the home market of the Hornets’ NBA G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. Additionally, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation has pledged another $75,000 to to-be-determined future needs resulting from COVID-19, which will be granted prior to the end of 2020.

Commitment to Our HSE Part-Time Team Members

Hornets Sports & Entertainment, its ownership and Charlotte Hornets players announced that they have partnered to establish a fund to provide financial assistance to our HSE part-time employees that have been adversely affected by the loss of NBA and G League games and Spectrum Center events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hornets and Levy Food Donation

The Hornets and concessions partner Levy donated extra food and beverages from Spectrum Center to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to help our neighbors in need during this difficult time. The contribution included produce, snack foods, hamburger and hot dog buns, sodas and juices.

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HSE Volunteer Hours

Hornets Sports & Entertainment team members will commit a total of 1,000 volunteer hours during this period of social distancing through virtual volunteer opportunities. Various virtual opportunities include assisting with administrative work for nonprofits, sewing items to be used in Habitat ReStores in the future, writing letters and cards, making calls to elderly community members and more.

Charlotte Hornets and NBA Provide Support For Coronavirus Relief Efforts

The Charlotte Hornets and NBA are teaming up to provide support for ongoing Coronavirus relief efforts. All NBA proceeds from the sale of licensed face coverings will be donated to Feeding America and Second Harvest Canada.

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Ticket FAQs

Hornets Sports & Entertainment and the city of Charlotte are committed to looking out for one another and for you, our fans. This complicated situation transcends sports and entertainment. Together – with all levels of the government, public health officials, infectious disease specialists, and our local community – we must work as a team. For more ticket information, Read More

NBA Together

NBA Together is a global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The program is centered on four pillars – Know the Facts, Acts of Caring, Expand Your Community and NBA Together Live – that will amplify the latest global health and safety information, share guidelines and resources, and keep people and communities socially connected through digital tools and virtual events.

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Ways You Can Help

American Red Cross

American Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.

How To Support

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

Blood Drive Locations

Carolina Farm Trust

Carolina Farm Trust assists local farms with funds, land and sustainable energy, while also helping to provide affordable food access for food deserts in and around Charlotte.

How To Support

Carolina Farm Trust is seeking to raise an initial investment of $3,000,000 to implement an immediate action plan that reengages a local food supply with regional farmers.

Response Donate Here

Classroom Central

Classroom Central helps students in need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to their teachers. Classroom Central serves teachers and students in nearly 200 schools across six school districts in the Charlotte Region. Supplies are distributed through a Free Store, Mobile Free Store and several other community-supported programs.

How To Support

Classroom Central is seeking funding in order to continue to supply students with the resources needed while out of school. Donations can include funds for Homework Supply Kits, hand sanitizer or general contributions.

Response Donate Now Donate Hand Sanitizer

CMS Foundation

The CMS Foundation works to generate financial investment to support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and develop a community-wide culture of schoolanthropy—the support of public education.

How To Support

The CMS Foundation has launched the CMS COVID-19 Relief Fund to ensure all students continue to have access to learning while schools are closed and to help address critical needs CMS families may experience during this time.

Response Donate Now

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a charitable organization that inspires giving, maximizes opportunities and strengthens communities for present and future generations.

How To Support

The Community Foundation has created the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to accept gifts from individuals, corporations, and funders who want to help. The fund will provide financial resources to local nonprofit organizations which provide direct support to the community.

Response Donate Here

Crisis Assistance Ministry

The  mission  of Crisis Assistance Ministry is to  provide assistance  and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency.

How To Support

While the temporary suspension of utility disconnections and evictions offers relief to families right now, Crisis Assistance Ministry anticipates the need for emergency financial assistance may be unprecedented once the threat from COVID-19 has passed.

Bills that are suspended will multiply over time as struggling families continue to feel the economic impact of closures and quarantine measures. Financial support from the community will be essential to meet those needs in the future.

Response Donate Now

Foundation For The Carolinas & United Way of Central Carolina

Local agencies and nonprofits are already feeling the strain to deal with increased needs as the local economy tightens, workers are asked to stay home, school cancellations cause disruption and those without insurance are facing additional challenges getting the care they need.

The COVID-19 Response Fund will support a range of nonprofits assisting the people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Importantly, this fund will help not just those who get sick but also those who are impacted economically.

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Friendship Trays

Friendship Trays delivers nutritious meals to elderly or infirm individuals in the Charlotte community who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals. Friendship Trays is refocusing deliveries on our most vulnerable recipients who have no other sources of food and is determined to meet the pressing needs of the community.

How To Support

Friendship Trays is seeking funding to maintain the support of its operations as well as to acquire thermometers. To protect the health of its clients, Friendship Trays is having all staff and volunteers check their temperature before work, but does not have enough thermometers.

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Hospitality House of Charlotte

Hospitality House of Charlotte provides the comforts of home for patients and their families by offering affordable accommodations in the heart of Charlotte’s medical community.

How To Support

Hospitality House of Charlotte is currently seeking additional cleaning supplies: disinfecting products, paper towels, dinner napkins and disposable cutlery.

These items can be donated using the Amazon and Target wish lists, grocery delivery services (such as Instacart), or by scheduled drop off at the House. Items can be shipped to 1400 Scott Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

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Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina provides food for over 800 partner agencies including soup kitchens like Urban Ministry Center, emergency pantries like Loaves and Fishes, homeless shelters like Uptown Men’s Shelter and Center of Hope, senior programs, and low-income daycares.

How To Support

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is requesting funding, as well as volunteers, to support their current high demand. Volunteer groups will currently be capped at 10 individuals or less in accordance with social distancing.

  • A $25 donation will help provide a seven-day nutritionally balanced food box
  • $13 provides a food box with 12-13 healthy staple items
  • $7 provides an additional backpack for children missing meals

Response Donate Now Volunteer

Supportive Housing Communities

The mission of Supportive Housing Communities is to provide affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering.

How To Support

Supportive Housing Communities is asking for individually packaged food donations, as well as financial support.

Response Donate Now Amazon Wish List

Urban Ministry Center

Urban Ministry Center serves as a point of entry to services offered by a network of agencies that work closely together to provide necessary opportunities for the Charlotte homeless population.

How To Support

Urban Ministry Center is seeking financial support, as well as items from its Amazon Wish List. Additional needs not on the wish list include: toilet paper, disinfectant spray or wipes, hand sanitizer and bottled water.

Response Donate Now Amazon Wish List

The Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center has served the Guilford County community by connecting people to their passion through volunteering. This gives nonprofits throughout the community the strength to pursue theirs. The organization stands as strong as a vital link between the community and local nonprofits, both large and small.

How To Support

The Volunteer Center has launched a COVID-19 Response site to bring the volunteer community together as the need for immediate help has increased. Opportunities to volunteer and donate to Triad area nonprofits as well as community resources are available to help those impacted by the coronavirus.


Our Partners Giving Back

Local Food and Beverage Partners

Many of Our Local Partners Are Still Open for Business and Could Use Your Support, Including:


  • Burger Warfare
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Darryl’s Wood Fired Grill
  • Pepper Moon Catering
  • Revolution Mill restaurants
    • Cugino Forno
    • Kau

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