The Charlotte Hornets, Bank of America and Food Lion Feeds today announced that the organizations will partner for the fourth Military Care Event on Tuesday, March 27, at Spectrum Center. This unique community initiative will feature volunteers from the three organizations packing more than 7,000 care kits that will be distributed to U.S. military members overseas through the USO of North Carolina. “It is incredibly important that we show our appreciation for our troops and the protection they provide,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “We are pleased to partner with our friends at Bank of America and Food Lion Feeds to send these care kits to military members overseas and do our small part to offer our support while they keep our country safe.”
Arron Afflalo has been disappointed with how his season has gone individually, but no one can complain about his work off the court. On Saturday night, the Orlando Magic named Afflalo the winner of their 2017-18 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for his community service work.
“When I came back here [to the Magic] after leaving for a few years, you learn a lot and you realize that our winning on the court comes from a sense of pride,” Afflalo said. “It’s a purpose in everything that you do. It can be community involvement, how you represent this organization. I feel like it spills onto the court. So when I decided to come back here, it wasn’t just to try to pick up at the basketball level.” Afflalo will receive $50,000 from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation that he can donate to one or more charities of his choice.