SWARM, HORNETS TO DONATE $10,000 TO GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS RELIEF FUND
April 20, 2018 (GREENSBORO, N.C.) – The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, announced today that the two teams will donate $10,000 to the Guilford County Schools Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating storm that hit Greensboro last Sunday. In addition, Hornets Sports & Entertainment employees in both Greensboro and Charlotte will participate in a collection drive to donate school supplies for use by students affected by the tornado.
“This is a difficult time for our city and it is important that we support the community we call home,” said Swarm President Steve Swetoha. “With education being one of the primary community pillars of both the Swarm and the Hornets, and three schools being closed due to storm damage, we felt this was a natural place for us to make an impact. Two of the closed schools hosted group nights at our games this past season. These are our neighbors and we are fortunate to be in a position to help the youth of our community who are being uprooted from their normal routines by this disaster.”
The Guilford County Schools Relief Fund, created by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, will support tornado relief efforts at Hampton, Erwin and Peller Elementary Schools with guidance from GCS Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras.
About the Greensboro Swarm
The NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, the Greensboro Swarm are a member of Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference. All home games are played at the renovated Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Follow the Swarm on Twitter (@greensboroswarm), Facebook (/greensboroswarm) or Instagram (@greensboroswarm).
About Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and Greensboro Swarm and operates Charlotte’s Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division. Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community. The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas. The Greensboro Swarm are the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and recently completed their second season at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Spectrum Center is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually. For more information, please visit hornets.com, gsoswarm.com or spectrumcentercharlotte.com.