Hurricane Matthew Relief Drive A Success!
On Thursday, October 20th, the Charlotte Knights, along with News Talk 1110 WBT and 107.9 The Link, partnered together on a Hurricane Matthew Flood Relief Donation Drive from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. The 12-hour day brought together the Uptown Charlotte community as hundreds of people stopped by the ballpark to donate.
Personalities from both News Talk 1110 WBT and 107.9 The Link were on hand and on the air to help get the message out. Many fans and sponsors showed up to donate. Members of CMPD stopped by to donate. The Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, also stopped by. You can watch his interview with Mike Pacheco here: Knights TV with Governor McCrory.
Members of the Charlotte Knights front office staff spent the entire day outside of the ballpark talking to people and collecting the donated items. It was a great day in the community. Homer the Dragon was also on hand to help out.
People from all around Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and surrounding counties, stopped by to the donate. It was amazing seeing so many great people and their generosity to help those in Eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew.
In all, nearly 125,000 “critically-needed” items were collected. Items such as bottled water, individually-wrapped snacks, diapers, wipes, shovels, and more were donated.
It truly was a great day to be out there helping. In my 10 years working in baseball, it’s definitely one day I will never forget. Thanks to everyone for the hard work and support!
Fans can still make monetary donations through Charlotte Knights Charities here: DONATE.
Here are a few more photos from Thursday’s relief drive: