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Annual Hornets Week Of Service To Take Place Next Week With Focus On Youth Education And Social Economic Mobility

Volunteers From Hornets And Bank Of America To Help At Five Nonprofits

June 24, 2022 – The Charlotte Hornets, in partnership with Bank of America, will hold their annual Week of Service next Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1. This year’s Hornets Week of Service will focus on addressing the most pressing needs of Charlotte-area youth, including education, career-readiness and social economic mobility. Throughout the week, volunteers from the Hornets and Bank of America will work closely with five local organizations dedicated to getting students READY to succeed through intentional projects focused on Reading, Equity, Access, the Digital Divide and Young Leaders. 

The week’s activities will begin Monday with a 10 a.m. tipoff event at Spectrum Center, featuring Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield and Bank of America Charlotte President Kieth Cockrell. During the week, the Hornets and Bank of America will undertake projects at Allenbrook Elementary School, Promising Pages, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) and MeckEd. The full schedule appears below.

“Social economic mobility has long been one of the biggest issues facing our city, and one of the many ways we’re working to address this is by ensuring our youth have access to education and resources that set them up for long-term success,” said Whitfield. “We are proud to partner with our friends at Bank of America for an entire week devoted to this important cause.”

Previously a Day of Service, Hornets Sports & Entertainment and Bank of America expanded the annual event to five days in 2020, due to the overwhelming need in the community, which grew significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two Charlotte-based organizations have partnered on a variety of other initiatives focused on youth and economic mobility, including the Hornets Innovation Summit presented by Bank of America and most recently, the Hornets NBA Cares 75thAnniversary Project, in which Allenbrook Elementary School’s library was transformed into a multi-use library, media and tutoring space.

“For Charlotte to truly thrive, we must ensure every child at all grade levels has access to the resources and support they need to succeed,” said Cockrell.  “As a seventh-year sponsor, we’re honored to partner with the Hornets to deliver impactful projects to strengthen academic achievement and help make our community a better place for everyone.”