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The Charlotte Hornets and Entercom’s WFNZ (610 AM/102.5 FM) The Fan announced today a new multi-year partnership for WFNZ to remain the team’s flagship radio station. “We are excited to have WFNZ once again serve as the ‘radio home of the Charlotte Hornets’ with this multi-year partnership,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “In addition to broadcasting all Hornets games, our fans will benefit from the increased hours of additional Hornets programming, including extended pregame and postgame shows. We look forward to working with all of the talented people at WFNZ for many years to come.”
The Charlotte Hornets today unveiled their Classic edition uniforms for the 2017-18 season, bringing back the design worn by the original Charlotte Hornets from their inception in 1988 through 1997. Like the previously released white Association and teal Icon editions, the uniform features the logo of Nike’s Jordan Brand. The Hornets – the only team in U.S. professional sports to have the iconic Jumpman logo on its uniforms – will feature five different uniforms in their 2017-18 uniform collection. “Since we brought the Hornets name back in 2014, our fans have practically been begging for us to wear a version of the original Hornets uniform,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “We could not be more excited to give them what they want and to see the historic pinstriped, teal Charlotte uniform back on an NBA court.”
Oakley himself played the role of loyal friend last week, with an appearance in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Jordan currently owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. That’s when Hornets president and chief operating officer Fred Whitfield, another longtime Jordan and Oakley friend, held the 15th annual HoopTee Celebrity Golf Classic that brought 35 sports and entertainment celebrities to town to help raise funds for disadvantaged youths, a duty that means the utmost to their circle of friends.
The Charlotte Hornets today announced that McDonald’s coffee will be sold at five Spectrum Center concession stands beginning with tomorrow’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. McDonald’s coffee, which is already the Official Coffee of the Charlotte Hornets, will now be sold in the arena in the same Hornets-branded cups that are currently available at Charlotte-area McDonald’s locations. “We are pleased to be able to offer our fans McDonald’s coffee inside Spectrum Center,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience of our patrons and we thank our partners at both McDonald’s and Levy Restaurants for helping bring this to fruition.”
The Charlotte Hornets today announced that Positec, a manufacturing company that specializes in the production of power tools and lawn and garden equipment, has become a Proud Partner of the Charlotte Hornets. The parent company of Rockwell Tools and the WORX brand of lawn and garden equipment, Positec’s North American headquarters is located in Charlotte. “We are glad to add Positec to our growing roster of corporate partners,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “With its North American headquarters here in Charlotte, Positec has seen how we are able to work with our partners in ways that are beneficial to both parties. We are excited to begin that relationship with Positec.”
Hornets Sports & Entertainment and Charter Communications today announced that “Spectrum Center” will be replacing Time Warner Cable Arena as the name of the Hornets’ home arena with Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable having taken effect earlier this year. Spectrum is the brand name of Charter’s all-digital TV, internet and voice offerings. “We are pleased to have Charter’s Spectrum brand become a part of our arena as Charter prepares to make its entrance into the Charlotte area,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “We look forward to partnering with Charter for many years to come as we continue to provide the best in sports and entertainment for Charlotte and the Carolinas at Spectrum Center.”
Immediately, the measure led to celebrity boycotts, and companies canceling expansion plans. But few of those reactions caused business leaders more concern than the threat to move the 2017 All-Star weekend and its projected $100 million boost to Charlotte’s economy. Business leaders kicked off their efforts soon after the law was passed. “It was a complete galvanized community effort to do everything we could to try and save the All-Star Game in ’17 in Charlotte and to try … to encourage Raleigh to make some meaningful changes to a bill that we all felt needed to be changed,” Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield said Thursday.