In October, the Charlotte Bobcats teamed with their corporate partner, Husqvarna, to give a Day of Service to Habitat for Humanity. Bobcats players Boris Diaw, Matt Carroll, Shaun Livingston and Javaris Crittenton, along with Bobcats president and chief operating officer Fred Whitfield, Lady Cats Brittany, Lacey and Chimere, Rufus and staff volunteers from both organizations donated more than 200 hours of service to help frame the homes and install sheetrock at two Habitat for Humanity project sites in West Charlotte.
“Today is a day of service for us to partner with the Bobcats, as well as Habitat for Humanity in the community,” said Husqvarna vice president of Marketing John Marchionda. “We have our associates out here not only with the Bobcats, but the Charlotte community.”
“This is an initiative that we, with our partner Husqvarna, have taken,” said Whitfield. “We’re out here to do some great things in the community. We want to help. Things that make sense for us and our partners, we want to be involved in and engaged in – not just throwing dollars at it, but to actually get out and do real work in the community.”
From cutting sheetrock to hammering until their arms were numb, Bobcats and Husqvarna employees alike weren’t afraid to break a sweat in order to help make a difference on this day. Future homeowners D’Andrae Nicholson, Courtney Moore and their two-year-old and six-month-old daughters will be moving into the house upon its completion.