Volunteer Efforts & More…
Each year, the Charlotte Knights front office staff does its best to make sure to reach out to the community. Lindsey Roycraft, the team’s community relations director, always has tons of ways for the staff to help out in the community. She does an amazing job of giving back — whether it is with donations or just spending time in the community volunteering.
During the holidays, the team continues their traditions and steps up its community efforts. Last year, the Knights were guest bartenders to raise money for the Salvation Army. Each year, the team holds a canned food drive and staff members even volunteer at the Men’s Shelter and Classroom Central.
For the past two weeks, the Knights partnered with Strayer University on a food drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. There were five drop-off locations in the area and fans had the opportunity to help us out by donating non-perishable food items.
On Tuesday, November 26, the Knights collected the final items and brought them in for donation. In all, we collected and dropped off 300 pounds of food this holiday season.
Also on Tuesday — keeping with tradition, members of the Knights front office and Ovations — prepared, cooked, and served food to around 200 men at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. Throughout the offseason, the Knights crew visits the shelter on a number of occassions. The team also makes monetary donations as well.
On a personal not, it’s always a great day for me. It’s very rewarding to be able to be in a position to give back. I feel very fortunate to have that opportunity.
Going to the Men’s Shelter is a great example. It feels good to serve someone food and then see the smile on their face. I always make sure to sign up when I know we are going. Even if it is just for a couple of hours, it feels great to be able to give something back.
Stay tuned for more community efforts throughout the offseason. We’ll be back at the Men’s Shelter again in December and I’m sure there will be a few more exciting community efforts leading up to Christmas.
As for me, I’m very thankful for the things that I have (family, friends, and more). I’m also looking forward to going to the Winter Meetings in Orlando… but I’ll save that for my next blog update…