It’s the most wonderful time of year — according to many. My “most wonderful time of the year” is baseball season, but I admit, this is a very special time of year.
And for the Charlotte Knights, it truly is a wonderful time of year as the team volunteers around the community in November and December.
Here is a list of volunteering initiatives that the Knights took part in during the 2015 holiday season:
November 23 – Salvation Army Christmas Store
Our staff stocked shelves, sorted boxes, and more.
November 24 – Homer’s Second Annual Turkey Drive
The Charlotte Knights staff, along with Spectra Food Services, and U.S. Foods (Fort Mill Division), donated 100 turkeys, turkey basters, stuffing, and more around the Charlotte area for Thanksgiving.
December 1 – Bottles & Bottoms Diaper Drive
The Charlotte Knights partnered with Harris Teeter to provide 12,000 Luvs diapers to “Bottles N Bottoms” in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1st, charities, families, business, and community centers around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
December 8 – Operation Christmas Child
December 8 – Kids First of the Carolinas Bike Drive
The Knights donated 33 bikes (one for each sell-out crowd in 2015) to Kids First of the Carolinas. The team joined in on the Bike Drive in 2014 and donated 31 (one for each sell-out crowd in 2014).
The team’s Chief Operating Officer, Dan Rajkowski, went on-air with WBTV’s John Carter on Thursday and WBT’s John Hancock on Friday to talk about it. John Hancock is a huge supporter of this great initiative and the event was a huge success as there were a total of 589 bikes donated this year.
A GREAT job especially goes out to Knights Community Relations Director Lindsey Roycraft, who put all of these events together!